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VOL. XV— NO. 1 FEBRUARY, 1916 





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College Calendar 4 

Historical Sketch 5 

Trustees and Officers 8 

Faculty 11 

Requirements for Admission 17 

Courses of Instruction 29 

Requirements for Degrees 63 

General Regulations 67 

Equipment 79 

Societies and Organizations 89 

College Lectures and Publications 95 

Prizes and Medals 97 

Expenses 99 

Scholarships 103 

General Information 112 

Alumni Associations 117 

A Word with High School Teachers 119 

Degrees Conferred 1915 121 

Students in Attendance 1914-15 126 



September 2 — Thursday Fall Term Began 

September 6 — Monday (8.45 a.m.) Annual Address to the Students 

October 28 — Thursday Davidson College Day 

November 25 — Thursday Thanksgiving 

November 27 — Saturday Maxwell Chambers Day — Senior Orations 

December 11 — Saturday Intermediate Examinations Began 

December 22 — Wednesday Fall Term Closed 


January 5 — Wednesday Beginning of Spring Term 

February 20 — Sunday Day of Prayer for Colleges 

March 4 — Saturday Junior Orations 

April 15 — Saturday Athletic Day 

May 28 — Sunday (11 a.m.) Baccalaureate Sermon 

May 28 — Sunday (8 p.m.) Annual Sermon before Y. M. C. A. 

May 29 — Monday (8.30 p.m.) Reunion of Literary Societies 

May 30 — Tuesday (9. a.m.) Annual Meeting Board of Trustees 

May 30 — Tuesday (12 m.) Literary Address 

May 30 — Tuesday (3 p.m.) Meeting of Alumni Association 

May 30 — Tuesday (8.30 p.m.) Junior Oratorical Contest 

May 30 — Tuesday (10 p.m.) Alumni Reception 

May 31 — Wednesday (11 a.m.) Commencement Exercises 

September 5 and 6 — Tuesday and Wednesday 

Registration of all Students 

September 7 — Thursday (7.40 a.m.) Session Begins 

September 11 — Monday (8.45) Annual Address to the Students 

October 26 — Thursday Davidson College Day 

November 23 — Thursday Thanksgiving 

November 25 — Saturday Maxwell Chambers Day — Senior Orations 


January 4 — Thursday Beginning of Spring Term 

January 29 — Monday Re-examinations 

February 5 — Monday Re-examinations 

February 25 — Sunday Day of Prayer for Colleges 

March 3 — Saturday Junior Orations 


The Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, who settled Piedmont Caro- 
lina a quarter of a century before the Revolution, brought with 
them their love of liberty, of religion, and of learning. The 
first culminated in the Mecklenburg Declaration; the second 
bore fruit in scores of vigorous churches and generations of 
godly men and women ; the third led to the establishment of 
numerous high-grade classical academies, and a half-century 
later burst into flower in the founding of Davidson College. 
Their patriotism, religion, and love of learning are blended in 
every word of the motto on the college seal, Alendo lux ubi 
orta libertas (Let learning be cherished where liberty has 

The originator of the movement was Rev. Robert Hall 
Morrison, D.D., who at the spring meeting of Concord Pres- 
bytery in 1835, secured the adoption of a resolution appointing 
a committee to take charge of the raising of funds and the 
selection of a site for an institution of learning. At the fall 
meeting this committee reported and the presbytery thereupon 
passed a resolution stipulating that the institution should be 
called "Davidson College," "as a tribute to the memory of that 
distinguished and excellent man, Gen. William Davidson, who, 
in the ardor of patriotism, fearlessly contending for the 
liberty of his country, fell (universally lamented) in the battle 
of Cowan's Ford." The Presbyteries of Bethel and Morgan- 
ton, a few months later, added their strength to that of Con- 
cord; the churches, in their poverty, soon raised over thirty 
thousand dollars for the new institution, and on March 1, 
1837, Davidson College began its career, with sixty-six stu- 
dents in attendance, and Dr. Morrison as its first President. 

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In 1855, Maxwell Chambers, of Salisbury, bequeathed to 
the college a residuary legacy of a quarter of a million dollars. 
The stately main building was soon erected, at a cost of eighty- 
five thousand dollars, expensive apparatus and cabinets were 
purchased, new members were added to the Faculty, and the 
college had entered upon a new era of prosperity and in- 
fluence, when the Civil War called most of its students to the 

The regular exercises of the college were not intermitted 
during the war, though its students were mainly boys too 
young to bear arms ; but of her munificent antebellum endow- 
ment of two hundred and sixty thousand dollars, only one- 
fourth survived the financial ruin of the South. For nearly 
half a century the college had to make up in zeal, untiring 
labor, and heroic self-denial what she lost in worldly posses- 

After this long struggle, however, a new day is beginning 
to dawn. A campaign looking to an increase of the permanent 
endowment fund assumed definite form in the fall of 1908. 
After nearly two years of earnest effort, this campaign 
resulted in pledges which should give an addition of two hun- 
dred and twenty-five thousand dollars to the endowment, be- 
sides certain additions to the material equipment. 

Since the war, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars has 
been invested in apparatus, laboratories, and additional equip- 
ment, and the college has gone steadily onward with its work, 
training leaders in church and state, at peace with its denomi- 
nation and all other institutions of learning, standing always for 
genuineness, thoroughness, and unremitting study, in an age 
of educational shams, easily-won degrees, and suicidal zeal 
for numbers, and giving to her students that liberal, hard-won 
Christian culture which leads to broadened vision, intellectual 
self-reliance, and spiritual power. 

Historical Sketch 7 

The present value of the equipment is three hundred and ten 
thousand dollars; the productive endowment is $314,714; and 
the total annual income is approximately fifty-four thousand 

Some idea of the recent growth of the college may be 
gathered from the following statement of matriculation of 
students : 

For year 1890-91 113 

For year 1900-01 : 131 

For year 1910-11 342 

For year 191 5-16 357 

The area of patronage outside of North Carolina is as 
follows for the same years : 

For year 1890-91 34 

For year 1900-01 61 

For year 1910-1 1 171 

For year 1515-16-. 165 




The members of the Board are elected by their respective 
Presbyteries of the Synod of North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Georgia, and Florida. Of these there are fifty-five members. 
Six members additional are elected at large by the Alumni 
Association. All elections are for a term of four years. The 
annual meeting of the Board is held at the college, on Tues- 
day of Commencement week. Officers and Executive Com- 
mittee are elected each year at this annual meeting. The 
Executive Committee meets several times during the year, 
and exercises all the powers of the Board during the intervals 
between the meetings of the Board itself; its acts, however, 
are subject to the review and control of the Board of Trustees. 


Rev. W. L. LinglE, D.D President 

Mr. Geo. W. Watts Vice-President 

REv. W. J. McKay, D.D Secretary 

Mr. F. L. Jackson Treasurer, Bursar, and Business Manager 


REV. W. L. LjnglE, D.D., ex officio ...Chairman 

REv. W. J. McKay, D.D., ex officio Secretary 

Mr. Geo. E. Wilson Rev. Byron Clark, D.D. 

Mr. R. A. Dunn Mr. W. J. Roddey 

Mr. W. H. Belk Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D.D. 

Mr. J. P. Allison 


Mr. Geo. E. Wilson Mr. R. A. Dunn Mr. W. H. Belk 

Trustees and Officers 



Rev. B. R. Lacy, Jr Willow Springs, N. C.Albemarle 1918 

Hon. Franklin McNeill Raleigh, N. C Asheville 1916 

Rev. E. L. Siler Montreat, N. C Asheville 1919 

Rev. R. P. Smith Asheville, N. C Concord 1916 

Rev. Byron Clark, D.D Salisbury, N. C Albemarle 1916 

Rev. E. D. Brown Loray, N. C Concord 1916 

Rev. C. A. Munroe Hickory, N. C Concord 1919 

Mr. G. F. Harper Lenoir, N. C Concord 1919 

Mr. J. P. Allison Concord, N. C Concord 1918 

Mr. O. D. Davis Salisbury, N. C Concord 1918 

Prof. J. H. Hill Statesville, N. C Concord 1917 

Rev. C. M. Richards, D.D Davidson, N. C Concord 1917 

Mr. A. L. James Laurinburg, N. C _ Fayetteville 1917 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood Candor. N. C Fayetteville 1918 

Rev. A; R, McQueen Dunn, N. C Fayetteville 1919 

Mr. J. W. McLaughlin Raeford, N. C Fayetteville 1916 

Rev. T. E. P. Woods Rutherfordton, N. C. King's Mountaim.1916 

Hon. R. L. Ryburn Shelby, N. C Kind's Mountain-1918 

Mr. W. H. Belk Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1917 

Rev. A. A. McGeachy,D.D Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1917 

Mr. J. W. Pharr Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1917 

Mr. R A. Dunn Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1916 

Mr. Geo. E. Wilson, Sr Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1916 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin Greensboro, N. C Orange 1916 

Rev.Neal L.Anderson,D.D... Winston-Salem, N. C. Orange 1916 

Mr. Geo. W. Watts Durham, N. C Orange 1918 

Rev. D. I. Craig, D.D Reidsville, N. C Oranere 1917 

Rev. W. M. Shaw Wilmington, N. C Wilmington 1919 

Mr. W. H. Sprunt Wilmington, N. C Wilmington 1916 



Rev. Alexander Sprunt.D.D. Charleston, S. C Charleston 1918 

Rev. E. P. Davis, D.D Greenville, S. C Enoree 1915 

Rev. W. S. Porter Jonesville, S. C Enoree 1915 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D.D Sumter, S. C Harmony 1918 

Rev. H. C. Hammond St. Charles, S. C Harmony 1916 

Rev. W. H. Fraser Anderson, S. C Piedmont 1917 

Mr. W, C. Smith Easley, S. C Piedmont 1917 



Rev. E. L. Hill Athens, Ga Athens 1917 

Col. R. L. J. Smith "ommerce, Ga Athens 1918 

Mr. C. D. Montgomery Atlanta, Ga Atlanta 1918 

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Rev. W. A. Murray Griffin, Ga Atlanta 1918 

Rev. D. W. Brannen, D.D...Milledgeville, Ga Augusta 1918 

Rev. T. P. Burgess Crawfordsville, Ga Augusta 1918 

Mr. H. L. Smith Dalton, Ga Cherokee 1917 

Mr. E. L. Faw Marietta, Ga Cherokee 1917 

Rev. R. E. Douglas, D.D Macon, Ga Macon 1919 

Mr. W. A. Watt Thomasville, Ga Macon 1918 

Rev. *R. A. Brown Waycross, Ga Savannah 1916 

Mr. A. E. Dimmock Valdosta, Ga Savannah 1916 



Rev. J. F. McKinnon Orlando, Fla St. Johns 1918 

Rev. W. H. Dodge Jacksonville, Fla Sewanee 1916 

Rev. A. S. Moffet. D.D Pensacola, Fla : Florida 1915 



Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D Richmond, Va 1916 

Mr. C. E. Graham Greenville, S. C 1916 

Rev. T. C. Whaling, DD.. Columbia, S. C 1919 

W. T. Bailey Greenwood, S. C 1919 

Hon. B. R. Lacy Raleigh, N. C 1917 

Mr. W. J. Roddey Rock Hill, S. C 1917 


(in order of official seniority) 

A.B., MA. (Davidson), M.D., Ph.D. (University of Virginia), 

A. B. (Hampden-Sidney), M. A. (University of Virginia), D. D.. 


A. B. (Hampden-Sidney), M. A. (University of Virginia), D. D. 

Professor of Biblical Instruction 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Greek Language and Literature 

A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Latin Language and Literature 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Pure Mathematics 

james Mcdowell douglas 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 
Professor of Physics 


A.B., MA. (Davidson), M.A. (Yale University), D.D. 
Professor of Philosophy 


A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 
Professor of History and Economics 


A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.D. (University of Maryland) 
Professor of Biology and Physical Training 

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Ph.B., MA. (University of Mississippi), (University of Mich- 
Professor of the English Language and Literature 


A.B., MA. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Leipsic), (Graduate Princeton 
v _ Theological Seminary) 

Professor of Modern Languages 

A.B., MA. (Hampden-Sidney), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Chambers Professor of Chemistry 

A.B. (Davidson), (Columbia University) 

Professor in Elementary Law, Education, and Public Speaking 

A. B., C. E. (University of Virginia) 

Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy 


William McKenzie Fetzer 

Athletic Director 

DeWitt Kluttz, B. S. 

Assistant Athletic Director 

Walter Gray Somerville 

George Alexander Hudson 

Philip Barbour Price 

Reading Assistants in Bible and Philosophy 

Walter Alexander Dumas, B. S. 

Sellers Mark Crisp, Jr. 

Laboratory Assistants in Biology 

Malcolm Mitchell Knox, A. B. 
John Malcolm McBryde 
Thomas Ruffin McNeill 
Charles Eugene Neisler, Jr. 

Laboratory Assistants in Chemistry 

Faculty 13 

Archibald Lafayette Young 

Stock Room Assistant in Chemical Laboratory 

Norman Player Farrior 

Raymond Howard Ratchford 
Assistants in English 

Thomas Ruffin McNeill 

Assistant in French and German 

John Payne Williams 

Wardlaw Perrin Thomson 

Steven Thomas Henderson 
Assistants in History 

Harlee Morrison 

Assistant in Latin 

Ernest Gilmer Clary 

John Daniel McLeod 

Assistants in Mathematics 

Malcolm Mitchell Knox, A. B. 

Steven Thomas Henderson 

Henry Allan Scott 

Robert Hayne Jones 

Richard Gwyn Finley 
Assistants in Physics 

Lacy Graves Edgerton 

Walter Alexander Dumas, B. S. 
Assistants in Social Science 

Cornelia Shaw 

Librarian and Registrar 

John Howell Patterson, Jr. 
Dan Ingram McKeithen 

Charles Richard Furman Beall 

Assistants in Library 
John Payne Williams 

Stenographer to President 
John Baker Daffin 

Albert Sherman Potts 

Assistants in Presidents Office 

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Frank Lee Jackson, B. S. 

Treasurer and Business Manager 

Walter Gray Somerville 

John Allan Thames 

Cleland Kent Schwrar 

Assistants in Treasurer's Office 

DeWitt Kluttz 

Instructor in Gymnasium 

Walter Alexander Johnson (Seniors) 

Carl Emmet Rankin (Juniors) 

Harry Bonlineau Fraser (Sophomores) 

Roy Willliamson Morrison (Freshmen) 

Monitors of Classes 
Herman Archibald Campbell 

Robert Hays Bennett 

Assistants to Absence Committee 

Dr. John Wilson MacConnell 

College Physician 

Mrs. Alice Robson 

Trained Nurse in Charge of College Infirmary 

Prof. Maurice Garland Fulton 

Secretary of the Faculty 

Frank Lee Jackson 

Intendant of Dormitories 

John Hill 

Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 




Professors Grey, J. L. Douglas, Mr. Jackson, The President 
(Appointed by the Executive Committee of the Trustees) 


The President, Professors Grey, SentellE, Fulton 

Standing Committees 15 


Professor9 SentellE, J. W. MacConnell, Currie, Wood 


(For Freshmen) 

Professors J. L. Douglas, Arbuckle, LinglE, Harding 

(For Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) 

Professors Fulton, J. M. Douglas, Wood 


Professors Arbuckle, Grey, Harding 


The President, Professors LinglE, Fulton 


Professors J. W. MacConnell, Arbuckle 


Professors Fulton, J. M. McConnell, A. Currie, J. W. MacConnell 


Professors Shearer, LinglE, Harding 


Professors J. M. Douglas, LinglE, Arbuckle 


Professors Harding, SentellE, Shearer 


Professors LinglE, Wood 


Professors J. M. McConnell, J. M. Douglas, Harding 


Professors LinglE, Grey 


Professors J. M. Douglas, SentellE 


Professors J. W. MacConnell, Arbuckle, Wood 

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intercollegiate debates and oratorical contests 

Professors Currie, J. M. McConnell, Fulton 


Professors Fulton, J. L. Douglas, ArbucklE, Miss Shaw 


Professors J. L. Douglas, J. M. McConnell, Currie 


Registrar, and Student Office Force 


Professors J. M. McConnell, J. M. Douglas 


Professor J. L. Douglas (Seniors) 

Professor J. M. Douglas (Juniors) 

Professor Grey (Sophomores) 

Professor Fulton (Freshmen) 


Applicants for admission should enter into correspondence 
with the President at as early date as possible. Students com- 
ing from other institutions must furnish letter of honorable 
dismissal, together with a full statement of both high school 
and college credits to which they are entitled. No one under 
fifteen years of age is admitted, while ordinarily seventeen 
should be considered the minimum age. The average age of 
the members of the Freshman class is above eighteen. 

No young man who cheats on high-school examinations, or 
who drinks or gambles, is wanted at Davidson College, and it 
is earnestly requested that the name and address of such be 
not sent to the President. Only those should apply for admis- 
sion who are willing to attend all college exercises faithfully, 
to respect the regulations of the institution, and seriously to 
engage in the work assigned them. 


If the candidate desires to enter on certificate from an 
accredited school, he should present this certificate blank, fur- 
nished by the college on application, carefully and completely 
filled out, and signed by the principal of his school or schools, 
as early in the summer as possible. It is difficult to get such 
records filled out after the teachers have scattered. The can- 
didate may save some valuable time and some disappointment, 
if he lacks something of full requirements for admission, by 
working during the summer prior to his entrance on such 
deficiencies in preparation as may have been found. It is 
exceedingly unwise for applicants to present themselves at the 
opening of college without knowing that they will be accepted. 

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Much inconvenience and some expense may be saved them if 
they will send in their high school record well ahead of time 
for matriculation. 

To be admitted to the Freshman class in all subjects with- 
out conditions, it is necessary for the applicant to present 
fourteen units of high-school work. A unit represents a year's 
study in any subject in a secondary school, constituting approxi- 
mately a quarter of a full year's work. With four subjects, a 
student would make four units a year in a high school, and 
twelve units in three years. No student should undertake to 
enter Davidson who has not completed at least three years of 
high-school work under efficient teachers, and ordinarily he 
should take four years. Students are earnestly warned against 
entrance into college until well prepared to carry successfully 
college work; otherwise they will soon become discouraged, 
and lose interest in their education. A student with proper 
testimonials as to ability may, however, enter Davidson with 
two units of conditions. In this case, he will be required to 
remove these conditions within two years, either by outside 
study, or by pursuing certain first-year courses in college, that 
may be counted as part of entrance requirements, such courses 
not to count toward a degree. The fourteen units must be 
selected from the following list: 


a. English Grammar, Analysis, and Composition.... I unit 

b. Rhetoric and Composition I unit 

c. Reading and Literature I unit 

This is equivalent to the regular requirements in English of the 
National Conference on Uniform Entrance Requirements, which for 
1915 to 1919 are printed below in detail: 

Requirements for Admission 19 

Preparation in English has two main objects: (1) command of 
correct and clear English, spoken and written; (2) ability to read with 
accuracy, intelligence, and appreciation. 

English Grammar and Composition — The first object requires instruc- 
tion in grammar and composition. English grammar should ordinarily 
be reviewed in the secondary school, and correct spelling and gram- 
matical accuracy should be rigorously exacted in connection with all 
written work during the four years. The principles of English com- 
position governing punctuation, the use of words, paragraphs, and the 
different kinds of discourse, including letter-writing, should be thor- 
oughly mastered; and practice in composition, oral as well as written, 
should extend throughout the secondary school period. Written exer- 
cises may well comprise narration, description, and easy exposition and 
argument based upon simple outlines. It is advisable that subjects for 
this work be taken from the student's personal experience, general 
knowledge, and studies other than English, as well as from his reading 
and literature. Finally, special instruction in language and composi- 
tion should be accompanied by concerted effort of teachers in all 
branches to cultivate in the student the habit of using good English 
in his recitations and various exercises, whether oral or written. 

Literature — The second object is sought by means of two lists of 
books below, headed respectively Reading and Study, from which may 
be framed a progressive course in literature covering four years. In 
connection with both lists the student should be trained in reading 
aloud, and be encouraged to commit to memory some of the more 
notable passages, both in verse and in prose. As an aid to literary 
appreciation, he is further advised to acquaint himself with the most 
important facts in the lives of the authors whose work he reads, and 
with their place in literary history. 

(A) Reading. The aim of this course is to foster in the student 
the habit of intelligent reading, and to develop a taste for good litera- 
ture by giving him a first-hand knowledge of some of its best speci- 
mens. He should read the books carefully, but his attention should 
not be so fixed upon details that he fails to appreciate the main purpose 
and charm of what he reads. 

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For the examinations in 1915-1919: 

With a view to large freedom of choice, the books provided for 
reading are arranged in the following groups, from which at least ten 
units (each unit being set off by semicolons) are to be selected, two 
from each group: 

I. The Old Testament, comprising at least the chief narrative 
episodes in Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and 
Daniel, together with the books of Ruth and Esther; the Odyssey, with 
the omission, if desired, of Books I, II, III, IV, V, XV, XVI, XVII ; the 
Iliad, with the omission, if desired, of Books XI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, 
XXI ; Virgil's 2Eneid. The Odyssey, Iliad, and /Eneid should be read 
in English translations of recognized literary excellence. 

For any unit of this group a unit from any other group may be sub- 

II. Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice; Midsummer Night's Dream; 
As You Like It; Twelfth Night; Henry the Fifth; Julius Ccesar. 

III. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Part I; Goldsmith's Vicar of Wake- 
field; either Scott's Ivanhoe, or Scott's Quentin Durward; Hawthorne's 
House of the Seven Gables; either Dickens' David Copperfield, or 
Dickens' Tale of Two Cities; Thackeray's Henry Esmond; Mrs. Gas- 
kell's Cranford; George Eliot's Silas Mamer; Stevenson's Treasure 

IV. Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Part I ; The Sir Roger de 
Coverley Papers in The Spectator ; Franklin's Autobiography (con- 
densed) ; Irving's Sketch Book; Macaulay's Essays on Lord Clive and 
Warren Hastings; Thackeray's English Humorists ; Selections from 
Lincoln, including at least two Inaugurals, the Speeches in Inde- 
pendence Hall and at Gettysburg, the Last Public Address, and Letter 
to Horace Greeley, along with a brief memoir or estimate ; Parkman's 
Oregon Trail; either Thoreau's Walden, or Huxley's Autobiography 
and selections from Lay Sermons, including the addresses on Improv- 
ing Natural Knowledge, A Liberal Education, and A Piece of Chalk ; 
Stevenson's Inland Voyage and Travels with a Donkey. 

V. Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), Books II and III, 
with especial attention to Dryden, Collins, Gray, Cowper, and Burns ; 
Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard, and Goldsmith's Deserted 
Village; Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, and Lowell's Vision of Sir 
Launfal; Scott's Lady of the Lake; Byron's Childe Harold, Canto IV, 

Requirements for Admission 21 

and Prisoner of Chillon; Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), 
Book IV, with especial attention to Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley; 
Poe's Raven, Longfellow's Courtship of Miles Standish, and Whittier's 
Snowbound; Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome, and Arnold's Sohrab 
and Rustum; Tennyson's Gareth and Lynette, Lancelot and Blaine, and 
The Passing of Arthur; Browning's Cavalier Tunes, The Lost Leader, 
How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix, Home 
Thoughts from the Sea, Incident of the Brench Camp, Herve Riel, 
Pheidippides, My Last Duchess, Up at a Villa — Down in the City. 

(B) Study. This part of the requirement is intended as a natural 
and logical continuation of the student's earlier reading, with greater 
stress laid upon form and style of rhetorical structure, upon the exact 
meaning of words and phrases, the understanding of allusions, and the 
study of details (not neglecting formal grammar). For this close read- 
ing, a play, a group of poems, an oration, and an essay are provided, as 
follows : 

Shakespeare's Macbeth; Milton's U Allegro, II Penseroso, and Comus; 
either Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America, or both Washing- 
ton's Barewell Address and Webster's Birst Bunker Hill Oration; either 
Macaulay's Life of lohnson, or Carlyle's Bssay on Burns. 


a. Algebra to Quadratics 1 unit 

The four fundamental operations for rational algebraic expressions ; 
factoring, determination of highest common factor and lowest common 
multiple by factoring; fractions, including complex fractions, ratio, and 
proportion; linear equations, both numerical and literal, containing one 
or more unknown quantities ; problems depending on linear equations ; 
radicals, including the extraction of the square root of polynomials and 
of numbers ; exponents, including the fractional and negative. 

b. Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem and Pro- 
gressions y 2 unit 

Quadratic equations, both numerical and literal; simple cases of 
equations with one or more unknown quantities, that can be solved by 
the methods of linear or quadratic equations ; problems depending upon 
quadratic equations ; the binomial formula for positive integral expo- 

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nents ; the formulas for the wth term and the sum of the terms of arith- 
metic and geometric progressions, with applications. 

c. Plane Geometry — 5 books 1 unit 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, including 
the general properties of plane rectilinear figures ; the circle and the 
measurement of angles; similar polygons; areas; regular polygons 
and the measurement of the circle. The solution of numerous origi- 
nal exercises, including loci problems. Application to the mensuration 
of lines and plane surfaces. 

d. Solid Geometry ^2 unit 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, including 
the relations of planes and lines in space; the properties and measure- 
ment of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, and cones; the sphere and the 
spherical triangle. The solution of numerous original exercises, 
including loci problems. Applications to the mensuration of surfaces 
and solids. 

e. Plane Trigonometry V 2 unit 

Definitions and relations of the six trigonometric functions as ratios; 
circular measurement of angles ; proofs of principal formulas ; product 
formulas; trigonometric transformations. Solution of simple trigo- 
nometric equations. Theory and use of logarithms (without introduc- 
ing infinite series). Solution of right and oblique triangles with appli- 


a. Grammar and Composition 1 unit 

The student should have constant drill in the forms, rules of gen- 
der, case constructions, uses of the subjunctive and the infinite, con- 
jugation of regular and irregular verbs, and in the translation of easy 
prose into Latin. 

b. Csesar — 4 books 1 unit 

c. Cicero — 6 orations or equivalent 1 unit 

d. Virgil's ^Eneid — 6 books 1 unit 

a, b, and c, or their equivalent, are necessary for uncom 

ditioned entrance into the Freshman class in Latin. 

Requirements for Admission 23 

Accuracy in translation and repeated reviewing is absolutely neces- 
sary, and the drill in forms, uses of the moods in direct and in indirect 
discourses, constructions of cases, and in Latin composition should be 
continued daily along with the work in Caesar, Cicero, and Virgil. 


a. Grammar and Composition 1 unit 

b. Xenophon's Anabasis — 4 books 1 unit 

Teachers preparing students for Freshman Greek are urged to lay 
special emphasis on the following points: (1) The mastery of 
the forms as given in any of the standard types of a Beginner's Greek 
Book, embracing the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, the 
comparison of adjectives, the conjugation of the w and /" verbs; 
(2) A knowledge of the general principles of accent; (3) Vocabularies 
memorized, so that the student can give the corresponding Greek or the 
corresponding English word according to the form of the question; 
(4) The study of irregular verbs, certainly, at least, to the point where 
the form under consideration in the Greek text can be readily recog- 
nized by the student. 

As far as may be, Greek composition should be attempted, but where 
choice must be made it is far better to emphasize forms, vocabulary, 
and translation of Greek into English. 

In the study of the Greek text, viz., Xenophon's Anabasis and the 
selections therefrom, the student should be taught to give as literal 
a translation as is consistent with English idiom. 


a. American History and Government 1 unit 

b. English History 1 unit 

c. The History of Greece and Rome 1 unit 

d. Medieval and Modern European History 1 unit 

Any standard high-school texts in history are recognized. 


The admission requirements in elementary French are those 
of the Modern Language Association of America. 

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a. Elementary French I unit 

The first year's work should comprise a careful drill in pronuncia- 
tion, rudiments of grammar, including regular and the most common 
irregular verbs, inflection of other parts of speech, drill in the use of 
pronouns, word order, elementary syntax. Much practice should be 
given both the ear and the tongue, by means of reading, dictation, and 
some conversation. About 150 pages of graduated text should be read, 
some poems committed to memory, and work done in composition 
every day. 

b. Intermediate French 1 unit 

The second year's work should comprise the completion of a Begin- 
ner's French Grammar, the reading of three hundred pages of grad- 
uated text, continued drill in composition, irregular verbs, dictation, 
idioms, etc. 

The admission requirements in elementary German are those 
of the Modern Language Association of America. 

a. Elementary German 1 unit 

The first year's work should comprise careful drill in the pronuncia- 
tion, drill in the rudiments of grammar, the inflection of the various 
parts of speech, practice for the ear and tongue by means of reading, 
dictation, and some conversation, memorizing some poems, and work 
every day in composition, together with the reading of 100 pages of 
easy texts. 

b. Intermediate German 1 unit 

The second year's work should comprise the completion of a good 
Beginner's German Grammar, continued drill in forms and syntax, 
a hundred irregular verbs, daily oral exercises and composition work, 
together with the reading of 175 pages of graduated texts. 

Physical Geography 1 unit 

Requirements include such knowledge as is gained by careful study 
of such texts as Maury's Physical Geography, or Tarr's Elementary 
Physical Geography. Drawing and field work should be included. 

Requirements for Admission 25 

Physics 1 unit 

This course should cover in a good high-school text the topics of 
mechanics, sound, light, heat, electricity, and magnetism. Lecture 
table demonstrations and student laboratory work should be included. 
The student's notebook of written reports on this work should be 
presented with indication of its acceptance by the teacher. 

Chemistry 1 unit 

The high-school student is recommended to take Physics before 
Chemistry, and if only one can be thoroughly done in his school omit 

Physiology >4 unit 

The preparation in Physiology should include a study of a standard 
text. Special study should be given to diet, sanitation, and hygiene. 

Zoology Yz unit 

. Standard high-school text with laboratory work. 

Botany x / 2 unit 

A course as contained in a standard high-school text, with labora- 
tory work. 

Note — If evidence is submitted that a full year's work of at least 4 
hours per week was given to either of the above sciences, valued at Yi 
unit, together with proper laboratory books approved by the teacher, a 
full unit of credit will be given. 

Drawing 1 unit 

A year's work, including simple geometrical plane and solid figures, 
simple pieces of machinery; elementary rules of perspective, light, and 
shade, as applied in freehand sketching. 


Davidson College 


Leading to the Corresponding College Courses 

Figures Refer to High School Units 


English 3 

Algebra l}4 

Plane Geometry.... i 

Latin 3 

Greek 2 

Electives 3J4 


English 3 

Algebra i 1 /. 

Plane Geometry.... 1 

Latin 3 



Electives 3}^ 


B. S.2 

English 3 

Algebra V/ 2 

Plane Geometry....i 
German 1 
French J 
Electives 6}4 

14 14 14 

Note — No student will be admitted unconditionally with less than 3 
units of foreign languages. 

A student offering full entrance credits for any subject 
other than electives will be required to pursue that subject at 
least one year in college. 

If Greek is not presented for entrance, it may be begun in 
the Freshman class, but for the A. B. degree two years addi- 
tional to this first year of Greek must be taken. 

In the case of a mature man, over twenty years of age, 
wishing to pursue some special course at Davidson, the faculty 
may waive the ordinary entrance requirements, provided evi- 
dence of ability to carry college work in the courses pursued 
is given. 


Entrance examinations at the College are usually held from 
9 to 12 a. m., and from 2 to 5 p. m., on Wednesday of the 
opening week. New students arriving later may be examined 
on entrance, but all are urged to be present at the opening of 
the term. Much is lost by delay of even a day or two. The 

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examinations will be in writing, and will cover the ground 
outlined in the previous pages under "Admission by Certifi- 


Candidates for the higher classes will be examined in writ- 
ing on all the studies previously gone over by the class which 
they propose to enter. To no high school is given the right to 
enter students to the Sophomore class simply by certificate, be- 
cause long experience proves that very few high schools in the 
South Atlantic States adequately prepare students for the 
Sophomore class of Davidson. Certificates of courses taken at 
regularly incorporated colleges and universities of equal grade 
with Davidson will, in courtesy to these institutions, be 
accepted at their full value. 


Every applicant for admission, having sent in his certificates 
and testimonials to the President and been accepted for 
entrance, should arrive at Davidson not later than Wednes- 
day morning of the opening week in September, and he will 
do well to be present as early as Tuesday morning. This will 
give him time to complete matriculation and arrangement for 
room, board, etc., before the work of the session of Thursday. 

Old students returning should complete their matriculation 
not later than Wednesday. All students are required to report 
to the Bursar and the President within twenty-four hours 
after their arrival. This also applies, as far as the Bursar 
is concerned, to all students returning for the spring term. 

Students returning after Christmas will report to the Treas- 
urer by 6 p. m. of the opening day. Any student matriculating 
later than this, no matter what the cause of the delay, will 
be charged a delayed registration fee of $2.00. 

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The President will personally register all new men, and will 
be found in his office in the Library Building. Registration 
officers and places of registration for the old students will be 
posted on the bulletin boards. 

New students will be classified provisionally, in accordance 
with 'certificate previously submitted, examinations taken, and 
consultation with the professors in the respective departments. 
Each student should present to the registration officer a copy 
of the scheme of recitations, with his proposed subjects 
underlined in pencil, and should be careful in selecting the 
subjects to avoid all conflicts, as none will be allowed unless 
necessary to graduation. All other cases which seem imper- 
ative must be referred to the Faculty. 

Each student will be given by the officer who registers and 
classifies him, a card on which will be marked the classes he 
desires to enter. This card, presented to the professor, 
entitles the student to be enrolled in that class, and must be 
presented at the first meeting of the class after his matricula- 
tion. Professors will not enroll students until the card is 
presented, and the student will be marked absent for all the 
meetings of the class after the date of his matriculation and 
before the card is presented. 

A thorough physical examination, at the opening of the fall 
term, or immediately on entrance, is required of each new 
student at the hands of the College Physician and the Athletic 


The degrees of Bachelor of Arts and of Bachelor of 
Science are conferred upon students successfully completing 
the courses indicated under the heading Requirements for 
Degrees (page 63). 

For the conditions of the Master's degree, see page 66. 


Associate Professor Wood 
1. General Astronomy 

The aim of this course is to give the student a general 
knowledge of the fundamental principles underlying the 
motions and physical state of the heavenly bodies, so far as 
known, as well as a description of these bodies and an outline 
of the methods by which this knowledge has been attained. 

Night classes are held throughout the year to insure famil- 
iarity with the principal constellations. 

Prerequisites: Physics 1, Mathematics 2. 

Three recitations a zveek. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


Professor Shearer 

Professor SenteleE 

Mr. SomErviele 

Mr. Hudson 

Mr. Price 

The chair embraces the study of the English Scriptures and 

the Evidences of Christianity. These are all taught pari passu 

until near the close of the course. The course extends over 

three years of the curriculum. The leading object is to master 

the contents of the sacred page, just as any other text-book 

is mastered, by careful study and class-room drill. All the 

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historical and historico-prophetical books are studied in 
minute detail in both Testaments, and the poetical and episto- 
lary books are studied by ample reference through the entire 

It therefore embraces Bible history, Oriental history, the 
connections of sacred and secular history, geography, arch- 
aeology, in the light of modern researches in the East; laws, 
moral, ceremonial, civil, and social; typology, miracles, ful- 
filled prophecies, and the unities of Scripture. 

Evidences of Christianity may be formally added as an 
appendix to the course, though carefully discussed through- 
out, and there is needed only a summing up and classifying in 
systematic and scientific form, if the time permits. 

Methods: I. The student is required to study the Bible, 
in set lessons, with the aid and direction of the syllabus, which 
is a brief analysis and table of contents of the lesson in the 
Freshman and Sophomore classes especially, and the class is 
conducted with the same sort of drill work of question and 
answer as in other departments. 

2. The professor does not undertake to expound every- 
thing to the classes as a universal commentator, but as occa- 
sion offers, and as seems necessary, he gives such brief expla- 
nation as may seem to suit the grade of the class and as time 
may permit without interfering with the proper drill work of 
the class. 

3. The fuller discussion of a great many matters is post- 
poned until the third year of the course, when the student is 
better prepared by his advanced training and by his enlarged 
knowledge of the Scripture to study such things from a bird's- 
eye view of the entire Scriptures. Formal discussions by 
lecture are, therefore, largely limited to the third year. 

4. This Bible course is in no sense a course of technical 
and systematic theology. It is rather an introduction to a 

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theological course, furnishing the materials for such study, 
while it also gives such knowledge of the Scriptures as would 
seem necessary to all the learned professions and for every 
educated man. 

5. Doctrine, however, is not ignored. The study of the 
Bible would be barren but for its lessons, which are the 
doctrines. It is the aim of the professor, therefore, to indicate 
and to sharply define every doctrine of the Bible in its proper 
place, as presented in concrete form, categorical statement, 
or by fair and necessary inference, and as enforced by facts 
and by the logic of events. This is the historical method, as 
contrasted with the exegetical method, and gives us the true 
Biblical theology. 

6. Every student is required to use notebook and pencil 
in the classroom, and take notes of explanations and discus- 
sions by the professor, and to write out the same afterwards 
(for inspection by professor) on the blank pages of the 
syllabus book. In case of formal lectures, the student is 
required to write them out in full afterwards in a suitable 
book for permanent preservation. This is of itself a valuable 
discipline for the student. 

7. The effort is consistently made to make this course the 
unifying course of all genuine learning. The Bible is itself 
the universal book, touching human thought and action at 
every point. The professor, therefore, feels at liberty to 
traverse every department of human thought and action for 
illustration and elucidation of the sacred oracles. 

1. Old Testament 

This course begins with Genesis, and ends with the life and 
work of Samuel. 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. The 
class is taught in tzvo sections. 

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2. Old Testament 

The course begins with the founding of the Hebrew king- 
dom, embraces ancient Oriental history as it interlaces with 
Jewish history, and ends with the dawn of the Christian era. 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. 

3. New Testament 

The life of Christ on the principle of the harmony of the 
Gospels ; all New Testament history ; Bible morality as 
expounded in the Sermon on the Mount and elsewhere; the 
unities of Scripture ; Evidences of Christianity. 

Besides these things, the professor conducts, by lecture and 
references, review studies of the entire Scriptures by topics, 
such as the family, the Sabbath, the sacrifices, the Covenants, 
the issues of Science, the Jewish polity — civil, social, and 
ecclesiastical; the synagog, the Church, the influence of 
Revelation on all philosophies and religions, and topics too 
numerous to mention. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Professor J. W. MacConneix 

Mr. Dumas 

Mr. Crisp 

The courses in Biology are designed to give a general knowl- 
edge of the fundamental principles of biological science, such 
as is needed in a general education and by those expecting to 
study medicine in the future. Attention is paid not so much 
to the details of animal and plant life as to the fundamental 
principles of the science, and the properties of living things, 

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their functions, structures, life histories, and evolutions. 
A knowledge of Chemistry, such as is to be had in an 
elementary course, is of advantage, and is recommended in 
order that the physiological processes may be more easily 

The laboratory is well lighted, and each student is provided 
with plenty of desk room and dissecting instruments and 
materials, and each has the use of a compound microscope for 
his work. 

1. General Biology 

A few selected forms are studied as type animals or type 
plants to illustrate the generalizations of Biology. The ani- 
mals studied and dissected are the amoeba, Paramecium, 
hydra, clam, crayfish, fish, frog, starfish, fowl, and rabbit. 
The work in Botany consists of the study of the structure and 
functions of plants and their taxonomy. The yeasts, molds, 
and bacteria, together with the fungi, ferns, and flowering 
plants, are studied. The first term is devoted to Zoology, and 
the spring term to Botany. Laboratory courses are given 
in each branch. 

Three recitations and three hours of laboratory a week. 
Elective for Sophomores. 

2. Zoology and Histology 

This course consists of advanced work along the lines laid 
down in the Sophomore work. The work in the first term 
is a detailed study and dissection of a type animal in each 
class of vertebrates. The work of the spring term consists 
of a short course in Histology, being specially designed to 
perfect the laboratory technique of those students who expect 

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to study medicine. Each student is supplied with a compound 
microscope with oil immersion lens, and all necessary 

Three recitations and six hours of laboratory work a week. 
Elective for Juniors. 


Professor Arbuckxe 

Mr. Knox 

Mr. McBryde 

Mr. McNeill 

Mr. NeislEr 

Mr. Young 

The department is amply supplied with apparatus and 
chemicals for lectures, lecture experimentation, and laboratory 
work, and the instruction is made distinctively practical 
throughout — a constant drill in the habit of observation and 
of reasoning therefrom. While the importance of lectures 
and recitations is not lost sight of, the greatest stress is laid 
upon the work in the laboratory, where the student is made 
to verify for himself (as far as possible) the laws underlying 
the science, believing that in this way alone will he get a true 
conception of these fundamental laws and the theories offered 
in explanation of them. Here the earnest effort is made to 
teach the student to be thorough and exact, and to use his 
mental powers as well as his manipulative skill. It is expected 
that the student who has completed the course in this depart- 
ment shall not only be a chemical mechanic of considerable 
ability, but shall also have an intelligent knowledge and appre- 
ciation of the principles and laws underlying his work. The 
laboratory is open daily from 8.30 a. m. to 5.30 p. m. 

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1. Elementary Chemistry 

This is an elementary course in Chemistry, designed to inter- 
est those students of the Freshman class who have not studied 

A high-school course in Physics should be taken in prepara- 
tion for this course. 

The class meets twice a week for recitations, class demon- 
strations, and quizzes, and one afternoon each week is spent 
in the laboratory. 

The principles of Chemistry are carefully taught, and the 
many practical and interesting features of the science are 
emphasized. Besides offering a thorough training in ma- 
nipulating apparatus and working out chemical reactions 
actually observed in the laboratory, this is a general culture 
course that contributes much to a liberal education. 

Two recitations and two hours of laboratory zvork a week. 
Elective for Freshmen. The class is taught in ttvo sections. 

2. Advanced General Chemistry 

This course is based on one of the more advanced college 
text-books. For entrance into this class, a student must have 
had one year of Physics, and should have had one year of 

Theoretical studies and the fundamental principles of 
Physical Chemistry, such as ionization, mass action, equilib- 
rium, are studied more in detail than could be undertaken in 
an elementary course. The laboratory work will include much 
quantitative work, and furnish abundant illustrations of the 
matters discussed in the classroom. 

Three recitations and two hours and a half of laboratory 
word a week. Elective for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 

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3(a) Qualitative Chemistry 

The work of this class is distinctly practical throughout. 
Qualitative Analysis is taught during the first half-year. In 
addition to thorough laboratory work, covering the metals, 
inorganic acids, salts, alloys, and ores, the student is drilled 
in reaction writing, and required to devise methods of his own 
for the separation and detection of the metals and acids. 
He is also constantly questioned as to the reasons for the 
different steps, and how best to overcome any difficulties 
which may arise. A tri-weekly meeting of the class is held for 
the discussion of the laboratory work as it progresses. While 
other conferences may at any time be had with professor or 
assistant, the wisdom of learning to be self-reliant is persist- 
ently taught. Each student is required to make constant use 
of the chemical library, which has had large additions lately 
in the way of dictionaries, reference works, and standard 
texts. To these, additions will be made each year. 

Three recitations and seven and a half hours of laboratory 
work a week during the first term. Elective for Juniors and 

3(b). Organic Chemistry 

This course includes the study of the simpler compounds of 
carbon of the aliphatic and aromatic series, and the prepara- 
tion and the study in the laboratory of a number of typical 
organic substances. 

Three recitations and two hours of laboratory zvork a week 
during the second term. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

4. Quantitative Analysis 

This course embraces the quantitative determination of the 
principal bases and acids. Both gravimetric and volumetric 

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methods are studied, and a few of the most important elec- 
trolytic separations are undertaken. 

During the spring term, the student is permitted to choose 
some special line of analytical work suited to his tastes or 
needs, e. g., iron or steel analysis, fertilizer analysis, toxi- 
cology; or he may take Chemistry 6. 

Three recitations and nine hours of laboratory work a week 
both terms. Elective for Seniors. 

The three following half-year studies are offered to Seniors. 
Two of them must be chosen for the year's work. 

5(a). Organic Preparations 

This course is a continuation of the study of Organic Chem- 
istry. Chemistry 3 is a prerequisite. The preparation of the 
more complex organic substances, and the study of the 
reactions and synthetic methods involved. 

Laboratory, three periods a zveek during the first term. 

5(b). Inorganic Preparations 

This course extends through the spring term. The students 
are trained in the preparation and purification of a selected 
set of chemical salts, and are thoroughly drilled in the reac- 
tions involved and the advantages of the methods employed. 

Laboratory, three periods a zveek during the second term. 

5(c). Industrial Chemistry 

This course is based upon Thorp's Industrial Chemistry, in 
which the processes of the chemical arts and industries, 
including fuels, acid manufacture, glass, explosives, sugar 
refining, petroleum, metallurgy are presented. 

Recitations and lectures, three periods a week during second 

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6. Sanitary Analysis 

Examination of water, both chemical and bacteriological ; 
analysis of typical foodstuffs, including milk, butter, syrups, 
honey, edible oils, extracts, and the detection of adulteration 
in foods. 

Laboratory, three periods a zveek during second term. 

Elective for Seniors who have taken Chemistry 4 during 
the first term. 

Master of Arts Course 

The work in this course is laboratory work in the main, 
but in addition there will be text-book and lecture work along 
advanced lines, upon which the student will be examined 
orally or in writing. The candidate must have completed 
the Chemistry courses of the undergraduate department, and 
have received the B. A. or B. S. in this institution, or in some 
other college offering an equivalent course in Chemistry. 
The work will be along the lines suited to the needs or desires 
of the student. Independent work will be encouraged, and 
an acceptable thesis must be presented on a subject assigned. 


Professor Currie 

1. General Principles of Education 

The aim of this course is to give a thoroughly practical 
study in the general principles of education, for the benefit 
of those students who propose to engage in teaching after 
graduation. Attention is given to the meaning and aim of 
education ; educational theory and practice ; educational 
problems ; educational values and general principles of method. 
Text-book, lectures, and readings. 

Three recitations per week. Elective for Juniors and 

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Proses sor Fulton 

Mr. Farrior 

Mr. Ratchford 

The courses in English furnish instruction in composition, 
literature, and the history of the language. Their object is 
to give the student (1) the ability to express his own thoughts 
through spoken or written words, and (2) the ability to gain 
esthetic pleasure through his native literature. The courses 
in literature seek not merely to give familiarity with certain 
masterpieces, but also to develop a love of literature that will 
lead the student to read for himself. The more advanced 
courses have, as a still further object, the cultivation of a 
scholarly spirit in literary work by pursuing specifically the 
study of some particular literary topic or period. 

1. Types of English Prose 

The features and elements of effective writing in prose, 
with especial reference to the fundamental forms. Weekly 
compositions, with individual criticism. Analysis of prose 
specimens. In the first term, a few lectures and exercises in 
methods of investigation, with especial reference to the intelli- 
gent use of the library. Throughout the year the class is 
required to read and write reports upon assigned works of 
fiction, biography, travel, history, and poetry. The object 
of this part of the course is to widen the scope of the student's 
reading interests. Lectures point out what is interesting and 
valuable in these different branches of literature. 

Tzvo recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. The 
class is taught in three sections. 

2. A General Survey of English Literature 

From its beginning to the present time. The work consists 
of the study of representative classics, with lectures explana- 

40 Davidson College 

tory of their historical connection. The course assumes 
acquaintance with the classics required for entrance, and en- 
deavors to sum up and knit together what has preceded, and to 
add new material to fill up the more serious gaps in the stu- 
dent's information. Once a month a written essay is required. 
Several of these are based upon the study of literature, thus 
giving practice in literary criticism. 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. 
The class is taught in tzuo sections. 
3(a). The English Novel 

A study of the history and development of the English 
novel from its beginning to the present time. Attention will 
be given to the prevailing types of fiction in European litera- 
ture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and to various 
social, political, and religious movements as reflected in the 
type of literature under discussion. The style of individual 
novelists will also be considered. 
3(b). American Literature 

A careful consideration of the formative influences in the 
development of the literature of America, from the Colonial 
period to the present time. The literature is studied in its 
relations to the underlying social and political conditions 
and to the literature of England. In the latter part of the 
course especial attention is given to Southern literature. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
To be given in 1916-if. 
4(a). Shakespeare 

His life and times, his personality, and the development of 
his art. The study in class of ten of the plays, chosen to 
illustrate successive stages in the dramatist's development; 
other plays assigned for reading outside of class. Short 
critical essays required. Stress will be laid on the development 

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of plot, the portrayal of character, and the relation of character 
to plot. 

4(b). Victorian Literature 

Tennyson, Browning, and Matthew Arnold are studied 
among the poets ; Carlyle, Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold among 
the essayists; and Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and 
Stevenson among the novelists. 

Three recitations a zveek. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
Not given in ip 16-17. 

5. Advanced Composition 

This course, given at the option of the instructor if circum- 
stances permit, is intended for students who have special apti- 
tude for writing and literary work. It gives opportunity for 
the development of facility and power in various kinds of 
composition, and especially for the working out of original 
veins of thought and imagination. The course is limited to 
six students. Before it is elected, the permission of the 
instructor must be secured. 

Three recitations a week, schedule to be arranged by confer- 
ence. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


Professor Lingle 
Mr. McNeill 

The course in French is designed to give the student a 
knowledge of the French language as it is spoken and written. 
Its history and formation as a member of the Latin group 
are observed. Being a highly developed language, French 
offers abundant opportunity for drill in accuracy as to details 

42 Davidson College 

of grammar and niceties of construction. Attention is paid 
to developing a good pronunciation, the ear is trained by oral 
exercises, sight-reading, and dictations, and emphasis is paid 
throughout the course to the spoken language. Beginning 
with the easiest reading exercises, more difficult texts are 
gradually introduced and read. The meaning is grasped 
without translating, and the spirit of the language is preserved. 
An easy reading knowledge of the French leads the student 
to an appreciation of the works of the great literary geniuses 
of France. It is considered of vital importance that the 
student should, at the end of this course, be able to pursue his 
studies in his chosen field through the French as a medium. 

i (a). Elementary French 

An easy beginner's book is used, which gives a survey of the 
whole language in a year, and furnishes the student with a 
working knowledge of French grammar. Reading exercises 
employing an ever-increasing vocabulary lead the students 
gradually to grasp the exact meaning in simple and idiomatic 
French. Composition work is done every week in connection 
with new vocabularies and rules of grammar. Selections are 
read from Erckmann-Chatrian, Bruno, Malot, and others. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Freshmen who are 
candidates for B. S. 

i(b). Intermediate French 

This course is based upon i(a). Several hundred pages of 
French of intermediate grade are read, work in composition 
and grammar is continued, and considerable time is devoted 
to developing the ear and tongue in conversational French. A 
fair pronunciation is presupposed. While a certain amount 
of grammar of the previous year will be reviewed, the read- 
ing, composition, and conversation will be advanced work 
from the beginning. 

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Three recitations a week. Open to Sophomores and others 
who have completed Course i(a), or its equivalent. 

2(a). Beginning French for Advanced Students 

This course is open to advanced students who have had 
several years of work in foreign languages, ancient or modern, 
and are capable of making rapid progress. The same general 
plan will be followed as in Course i(a), but higher standards 
of scholarship are demanded, and more ground is covered. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and others 
who have not taken Course 1 (a). Given in 19 16-17, and in 
alternate years thereafter. 

2(b). Literature and Grammar 

A complete French Grammar is taken up at the beginning, 
and the first half of it is covered rapidly, so as to review the 
student in forms previously learned, while extending his 
acquaintance with details and exceptions in etymology. The 
advanced sections of the grammar are worked out with care 
during the second half of the year, and all exercises are 
written in notebook and at the board, accompanied by oral 
drill. Grammar, composition, and conversational work occupy 
about two-fifths of the time of the class during the year. 
The remainder of the time is devoted to the reading, both in 
and out of class, of works of prominent French writers, such 
as Moliere (Le Misanthrope), Hugo (Ruy Bias), Voltaire 
(Siecle de Louis XIV.), etc., together with specimens of scien- 
tific or historical prose. A brief survey of the history of 
French literature is made by means of textbook and lectures. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for students zvho have 
completed Course 2(a). Given in ipi 5-16, and in alternate 
years thereafter. 

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Associate Professor Wood 

i. General Geology 

This is a general descriptive course for the first half of the 
year and a course in industrial geography during the latter 
half. The student is made familiar with the common rocks 
and rock-forming minerals. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 


Professor LingeE 
Mr. McNeill 

This course is designed to furnish the student the valuable 
mental discipline to be derived from thorough linguistic study, 
while training his ear and tongue in the spoken language, and 
enabling him to read German understanding^ without trans- 
lating. A general acquaintance with the several important 
epochs of German literature, and some appreciation of the 
works of the great literary geniuses of Germany are sought 
after, and the effort is made to render it possible for the 
student to read with ease the works of the great scholars of 
Germany in whatever field of study he may desire later to 

i (a). Elementary German 

A beginner's book is selected which can be completed in 
one year. The plan is to give the student a survey of the 
whole field in as short time as possible, and set him to reading 
easy texts early in the course. Selections are read from 
Volkmann, Zschokke, Storm, Carmen Sylva, and others. 
Everyday practice will be given the ear and tongue by means 

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of readings, dictations, and conversation, while drilling the 
student in the forms and constructions of this, the most highly 
inflected of all the great languages of modern literature and 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Freshmen who are 
candidates for B. S. 

i(b). Intermediate German 

This course is based upon i(a). Several hundred pages of 
German of intermediate grade are read, work in composition 
and grammar is continued, and considerable time is devoted to 
developing the ear and tongue in conversational German. A 
fair pronunciation is presupposed. While a certain amount 
of grammar of the previous year will be reviewed, the reading, 
composition, and conversation will be advanced work from 
the beginning. 

Three recitations a zveek. Open to Sophomores and others 
who have completed Course i(a), or its equivalent. 

2(a). Beginning German for Advanced Students 

This course is open only to advanced students who have had 
several years of study in foreign languages, ancient or modern, 
and are capable of making rapid progress. The same general 
plan will be followed as in Course i(a), though higher stand- 
ards of scholarship are demanded, and more ground is 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors 
who have not taken Course i(a) or i(b). Given in 1915-16, 
and in alternate years thereafter. 

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2(b). Literature and Grammar 

A complete German Grammar is taken up at the beginning, 
a rapid review of forms is made, and the class then settles 
down to the task of working out the advanced sections of the 
grammar. The composition work is done in notebooks and 
at the board, accompanied by oral drill. Grammar, composi- 
tion, and conversational work occupy about two-fifths of the 
time of the class during the year. The rest of the time is 
devoted to the reading, both in and out of class, of prominent 
German authors, including Goethe (Hermann und Dorothea), 
Schiller (William Tell), and Lessing (Minna von Barnhelm), 
together with specimens of scientific or historical prose. As 
parallel work, the class reads parts of the German Bible 
(Luther's revised), and a volume or two of prose collections 
used in the Gymnasien of Germany (published by Velhagen & 
Klassing, Leipsic). A brief survey of the history of German 
literature is made by means of text-book and lectures. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for students who have 
completed Course 2(a). Given in 19 16-17, and in alternate 
years thereafter. 


Professor Harding 

The minimum time in which a student can be prepared 
properly for entering the Freshman class in Greek is two high 
school years of five recitations per week. Those who try to do 
the required amount of work in less time almost invariably 
enter ill-prepared, and find that they are unable to keep abreast 
with the class. 

A. Beginning Greek 

The elements of the language are studied, as prescribed in a 
First Greek Book, with thorough drill in forms and syntax. 

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Reading of Xenophon's Anabasis. This course is intended for 
students who have not studied Greek, but who wish to take the 
A. B. degree. 

Five recitations a week. Elective for all students. Greek 
A will be credited on course for A. B. degree only when Greek 
1 and 2 are taken in addition. 

1 (a). Xenophon 

A page or more of Xenophon's Cyropcedia or Hellenica is 
read daily, with explanations of the constructions found in 
the text. Correct and intelligent pronunciation of the Greek 
text is insisted upon. The work in the first term includes also 
the grammar, which is studied as far as syntax. This part 
of the course is largely a review of work covered in Beginning 
Greek, i. e., a study of the forms. Classic Myths are assigned 
as a collateral study. Through the use of word-lists, special 
attention is given to the formation of a vocabulary. There 
are monthly written reviews on the grammar and the text. 

i(b). Lysias 

In the second term, after another month in Xenophon, the 
Attic orator Lysias is read. Study of the Grammar is con- 
tinued, syntax now occupying the attention of the class. Only 
one-half of the manual is completed this term, but a mastery 
both of the principles of syntax and of the illustrative Greek 
examples is required. Greek composition is also required bi- 
weekly. Special note is made of Greek derivatives in English. 

Three recitations a week. Required of Freshmen who are 
candidates for the A. B. degree; elective for all others. 

2(a). Herodotus 

In the first term, the class reads Herodotus, preferably 
stories from Herodotus. Effort is made to teach Attic forms 

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and Attic syntax by noting the historian's variations from this 
standard. Review of the forms in the Grammar, syntax with 
exercises, Greek derivatives in English, study of Greek life are 
distinctive features of the course. 

2(b). Plato 

In the second term, Plato is read, chiefly the Apology and 
Crito. This author has recently been substituted for Homer. 
The steady encroachment of other departments of study upon 
the classics seems to warrant the limiting of the work in Greek 
required for the A. B. degree to strictly Attic authors, and the 
transfer of Homer to elective classes. 

Drill in forms and syntax and in the writing of Greek 
sentences is continued. Parallel reading in Church's Story of 
the Iliad and Story of the Odyssey is required. 

Throughout both terms the memorizing of word-lists is 
insisted upon, as it is believed that a good working vocabulary 
is essential for the mastery of the language. 

Three recitations a week. Required of Sophomores who are 
candidates for the A.B. degree; elective for all others. 

3(a). Thucydides (or, alternate years, Demosthenes) 

The text used in the first term is Thucydides or Demos- 
thenes. As the author read and the other parts of the course 
vary with alternate years, this election is open to a student 
first as Junior and again as a Senior. Much attention is given 
to translation and literary form, in order that the student may 
acquire a sympathetic appreciation of the style and spirit of 
the author read. Parallel reading is required. Composition 
is based on the text in hand. Syntax is continued, in part a 
review of the earlier work, and in part lectures by the pro- 
fessor. Systematic study of Greek literature and reading of 

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English translations of Greek masterpieces, especially of the 
Iliad and the Odyssey, are important elements of the course. 

If the class so elects, Homer is substituted for the prose 
author (Thucydides or Demosthenes). In this course, 
Homer's variations from the norm of Attic Greek are care- 
fully noted. The hexameter is treated exhaustively, and made 
familiar by daily exercises in scansion. 

3(b). Greek Drama 

In the second term, the class reads Euripides and Sophocles, 
or Euripides and vEschylus, alternating from year to year. The 
course embraces study of syntax and exercises in Greek com- 
position, the reading of a Greek text as parallel work, study of 
Greek literature, the reading of English translations of the 
Greek dramatists, elements of comparative philology, lectures 
on Greek synonyms, and study of the meters of the Greek 

Seniors taking this course will be expected to do additional 
parallel reading. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

4. New Testament Greek 

When conditions make it desirable, a course in Hellenistic 
and more especially New Testament Greek will be given in 
place of Course 3, described above. This course has in mind 
particularly the needs of candidates for the ministry who feel 
that some acquaintance with the Greek of the New Testament 
prior to the work taken up in the theological seminary would 
be of benefit to them. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

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5. Greek Literature in English Translation 

This course, introduced with the session of 1915-16, is sub- 
stituted as conditions warrant for Course 3 or Course 4. 
It is designed especially for those who have completed the 
Sophomore year in Greek, but is open as an elective to any 
Junior or Senior. The prime purpose of the course is to 
encourage to a further study of the masterpieces of the Greeks, 
and thus to lead to a more intimate acquaintance with Greek 
literature the student who has necessarily in previous years 
laid the emphasis on mastery of accidence and the syntax of 
the language. The course embraces both a history of the lit- 
erature and the literature itself as presented in approved Eng- 
lish translations. The various departments of poetry and prose 
are included, such as Epic poetry (Iliad and Odyssey), Lyric 
poetry, the Drama (Tragedy and Comedy), History, Oratory, 
Philosophy, Alexandrian and Grseco-Roman Literature. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


Professor J. M. McConnell 

Mr. J. P. Wiixiams 

Mr. Thomson 

Mr. Henderson 

The design of this department is to acquaint the student with 
the leading facts in the history of those nations whose civiliza- 
tion has, directly or indirectly, contributed to our own; to 
trace the development of American national life; to attain to 
an understanding of the more important laws (economical, 
political, social) that govern organized society; and to gain 
some insight into the forces at work that tend to advance or 
retard the well-being of society. 

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1. History of the Orient, Greece, and Rome . 

This course includes a general survey of the empires ante- 
dating Greece, a careful study of the institutions of Greece, 
and of Rome to the fall of the Empire under Teutonic inva- 
sion. Special stress is laid on such topics as the Age of 
Pericles, the Hellenization of the East by Alexander, Car- 
thage vs. Rome, Roman Imperialism as Established by Julius 
Caesar and Augustus. 

Three recitations a week. Required for B. S. (II) Fresh- 
men. Elective under certain conditions by other Freshmen 
and by Sophomores. 

2. European History 

A careful study is made of the rise and growth of the 
European States, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 
present time. Special attention is given to such important sub- 
jects as the Medieval Church, Feudalism, the Renaissance, the 
Protestant Revolution and Religious Wars, Colonial Expan- 
sion, the French Revolution, and the Growth of Democracy 
during the nineteenth century. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for luniors. 

3. English and American History 

The political and constitutional development of the English 
and American nations will be traced, and social, religious, and 
industrial movements studied. The method will be largely 
intensive. Courses 1 or 2, or an equivalent, will be required for 
admission to this course. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. Not given 
in 19 16-17. 

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4. Pan-American History and the Causes 
of the Great War 

Europe since 1900; the Latin-American States; the 
United States under the Federal Constitution. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. Given in 


Professor Grey 
Mr. Morrison 

The principal aim of the Latin course is to give the stu- 
dent the ability to translate with ease, and to acquaint him with 
the grammatical and rhetorical structure of the language. In 
addition to this, the student is introduced to the important 
features of Roman history and literature. Thorough drill in 
Latin prose composition is given in connection with all courses. 
The study of grammar is carried on as regular classroom 
work through the Sophomore year. 

1. Cicero, Livy 

Ouintus Curtius, Cicero's De Senectute, and Book XXI of 
Livy. Weekly exercises in prose composition. Drill in gram- 
mar through the case construction. Weekly exercises in Latin 
prose composition. 

Three recitations a zveek. Required of Freshmen who are 
candidates for A.B.; elective for all others. The class is 
taught in two sections. 

2. Cicero and Horace 

Reading of Cicero's Pro Sestio, Horace's Odes, Book I, 
and Satires, Book I, and Epistles, Book I. Study of Latin 

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grammar completed. Exercises in prose composition. Study 
of Roman history. Special attention is paid to the meters of 

Three recitations a week. Required of Sophomores who are 
candidates for the A.B. degree; elective for all others. 

3. Plautus, Cicero, Tacitus, Terence 

Reading of Plautus' Mencechmi and Pseudolus. Cicero's 
De Officiis, Tacitus' Germania and Agricola, Terence's 
Phormio. Special attention is paid to the meters of Plautus 
and Terence. Advanced exercises on Latin prose composition. 
History of Roman literature. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Juvenal, Terence, Plautus, Tacitus, Pliny 

Reading of Juvenal, Terence's Andria and Adelphi, Plau- 
tus' Mostellaria and Stichus, selections from the Elegiac Poets, 
Tacitus' Annals, Pliny's select letters. A part of the course 
will be devoted to the reading of early inscriptions. Advanced 
prose composition. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Professor Currie 

I. Elements of Law 

This course is designed to give the student a general knowl- 
edge of the nature, source, and subject-matter of the law, and 
of the elementary principles of both substantive and adjective 
law. It is not the aim to educate lawyers, but to turnish prac- 
tical instruction in legal principles that will be useful to citizens 
in the various professions and walks of life. The particular 

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branches of the law, such as constitutional law, real and per- 
sonal property, contracts, torts, remedies, etc., are treated in 
a general way, attention being paid only to elementary prin- 
ciples. The latter part of the course is designed to afford prac- 
tical instruction in commercial law. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Professor J. L. Douglas 

Professor Currie 

Professor Wood 

Mr. Clary 

Mr. McLeod 

The work in this department extends through the entire col- 
lege course, and includes both pure and applied mathematics. 
Much stress is laid on the solution in writing of original exer- 
cises designed to illustrate or to supplement the principles de- 
veloped in the text. 
i. Algebra, Solid Geometry, Trigonometry 

The course in advanced algebra is begun just after quadratic 
equations, and occupies approximately two months of the ses- 
sion. Solid geometry is completed, and plane trigonometry is 
studied for the remainder of the session. (Three sections: 
Professors Douglas, Currie, Wood.) 

Four recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. 
2. Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry 

The work of this class begins where it was left off in the 
Freshman class, and both plane and spherical trigonometry 
are completed by the end of the fall term. The whole of the 
second term is devoted to analytic geometry, and the subject 
of conic sections is completed. (Two sections: Professor 
Douglas. ) 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. 

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3. Analytic Geometry, Calculus 

The first term is devoted to the study of the general equa- 
tions of the second degree, higher plane curves, and analytic 
geometry of three dimensions. Differential calculus occupies 
the class during the second term. (Professor Douglas.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Calculus, Determinants, Differential Equations 

The class is occupied with integral calculus the entire fall 
term. The second term is devoted to determinants, theory of 
equations, and differential equations. (Professor Douglas.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Associate; Professor Wood 

1. Plane Surveying 

The object of the course is to give the student a foundation 
in plane surveying, such as would fit him for practical survey- 
ing of a simple nature. The fundamentals of railroad work, 
including the methods of running simple curves and calculat- 
ing earthwork, are also studied. Instruction is given in class- 
room and by field work in the use of the compass, level, and 

Prerequisite : Mathematics 2. 

Three recitations a week and field work. Elective for 
Juniors and Seniors. 

2. Mechanical Drawing and Descriptive Geometry 
This course is designed to give the student a working knowl- 
edge of the principles of mechanical drawing and descriptive 
geometry. The first six months are given to the study of 
orthographic, isometric, and cabinet projections, and to inter- 

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section and development of surfaces. The fundamentals of 
descriptive geometry are studied for the remainder of the 
term. Instruction is given in class and drawing-room and 
the class is required to make working drawings of concrete 
objects at intervals throughout the year. 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 2. 

Three hours a week and drawing laboratory. Elective for 
Juniors and Seniors, 


Professor Senteixe 

Mr. Somerviixe 

Mr. Hudson 

Philosophy is sometimes called the queen among sciences. 
It seeks for the why, the wherefore, the reasons of things. It 
seeks to express itself in great regulative principles, from 
axioms to the final metaphysics which would solve all the 
problems of ontology. Every man, from the curbstone loafer 
to the most cultivated man of letters, has a philosophy. What 
if that philosophy be false? Every false principle and prac- 
tice, whether social, civil, political, moral, religious, or ecclesi- 
astical, has been justified by it. This department holds itself 
at liberty to traverse all human thought and action in vindica- 
tion of the true and in refutation of the false. 

1. Psychology, Logic, Introduction to Philosophy 

This course embraces psychology proper, logic, and intro- 
duction to philosophy. A careful study is made of all the 
powers and faculties of the human mind on the dualistic basis, 
as against materialism and krupto-materialism and the sen- 
sualistic philosophy on the one hand, and against all forms of 
idealism on the other. Sufficient consideration is given to the 
so-called physiological basis of mental processes. Under logic 

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we discuss the discursive faculty, and make a careful study of 
all the processes of reasoning, treating it both as a science and 
as an art, with the application of all proper tests. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

2. Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, History of Phil- 

In this course, we aim to set up a sound moral science as 
against the false systems which have prevailed, whether selfish, 
utilitarian, hedonistic, rationalistic, or altruistic. All the great 
problems of the ages are brought to the tests of sound phil- 
osophy, and the vicious progeny of a false metaphysics are 
hunted out and exposed. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Dr. J. W. MacConnexl 

Mr. FetzER, Athletic Director 

Mr. Keuttz, Gymnasium Instructor 

All new students, upon entering college, are required to 
undergo a thorough physical examination, conducted by the 
head of the department. This examination includes a complete 
record of family history, predisposition to disease, general 
condition of health, together with full anthropometric meas- 
urements and strength tests. The heart and lungs are care- 
fully examined, and the results recorded. No student is 
allowed to engage in any strenuous exercise which might en- 
danger his physical condition until he has had a thorough 
examination made of all vital organs. 

It is not the aim of the department to make athletes or pro- 
fessional strong men out of the students, but to so advise and 
direct them in exercises and daily habits that they may attain 
the highest degree of physical efficiency. The head of the 

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department is also the College Physician, and is in position to 
advise the students in regard to the proper prevention of dis- 
ease, and daily care of the body. The College Physician in- 
vites the correspondence of the parents in regard to the health 
of their sons in college, and will consider such correspond- 
ence, of course, as confidential. 

In the gymnasium, general class work is conducted by the 
director, and in addition any special exercises are given which 
may be prescribed for individuals by the professor in charge. 

The Director coaches all athletic teams, and gives his full 
time to this work. Being a skilled athlete and a trained 
director, it assures each student of being properly handled, 
and such careful oversight as is necessary for young students 
who are in the formative period of their physical develop- 

All members of the Freshman class and all other new stu- 
dents taking advanced standing who have not had a similar 
required course in another college, are required to take sys- 
tematic physical exercise three hours per week. This is to 
be done under the guidance and instruction of the College Phy- 
sician and the College Athletic Director. The character of 
work to be done will be determined by the Physician and 
Director, and the same rules and penalties for absence from 
class hold in this exercise, as from other college classes. 


Professor J. M. Douglas 
Mr. Knox 
Mr. Henderson 
Mr. Scott 
Mr. Jones 
Mr. Finley 

The work in this department extends over four years. 
Throughout the course, text-books and lectures go hand in 

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hand with lecture experimentation and laboratory work. Great 
emphasis is placed on both the experimental and theoretical 
development of the subject by lectures, quizzes, and laboratory 
work. Several well-lighted rooms equipped with modern 
apparatus afford excellent facilities for experimental purposes. 
During the four years' course, each student is required to 
work two and one-half hours per week in the laboratory, 
under the guidance and instruction of the laboratory director. 
He is quizzed on each step taken; care and accuracy are in- 
sisted upon. The object is to teach the student to make care- 
ful and accurate observations, and how to draw correct con- 
clusions from the facts. The sources of error are pointed out, 
and it is shown how they can be minimized. 

1. Elementary Physics 

During the fall term, the class studies matter and its gen- 
eral properties. Elementary dynamical principles and their 
application to machines, dynamics of liquids and gases, and 
elementary mechanics. The second term is given to the study 
of heat, sound, electricity, and light. The only mathematical 
knowledge necessary to the successful prosecution of the 
course is an acquaintance with the elements of algebra and 
geometry, and of the metric system, which is used throughout 
the entire course. The facts are explained by numerous 
familiar lectures, and illustrated by daily experiments. 

Two recitations and two hours of laboratory work a week. 
Elective for Freshmen. 

2. General Physics 

The topics included in this course will be the same as in 
Course I, developed in a more advanced way. 

The study of the theoretical, and experimental verification 
of the general laws of physics will be much more extended. 

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Three recitations and two hours of laboratory work a week. 
Elective for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 

3. Advanced Physics 

This course is a continuation of the previous year's work. 
It is* designed to suit the needs of students who take physics 
merely as a subject in general education; as a preparation for 
general scientific work, such as medicine, astronomy, and 
engineering; and for those who expect to pursue advanced 
work in this department. 

Prerequisites: Physics 2, and Mathematics 2. 

Three recitations and two and a half hours of laboratory 
work a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Electricity 

This course is confined to the department of electricity, and 
is made both practical and thorough. During the first term, 
direct currents are studied. The second term is devoted to 
alternating currents. A complete set of laboratory experi- 
ments and problems are worked by the students pari passu 
with the study of the text. The useful application of these 
principles to the dynamos, motor, transformer, induction coil, 
lighting, etc., are studied. 

Prerequisites: Physics 3, and Mathematics 2. 
Three recitations and two and a half hours of laboratory 
work a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Professor Currie 
1 (a). Oratory 

The history of oratory; the structure and style of an ora- 
tion; the various types of orations, and analysis of represent- 
ative examples ; the preparation and delivery of speeches. 

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i(b). Argumentation 

The principles of argumentation and debate; the prepara- 
tion of briefs for debate. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 


Professor J. M. McConnele 

Professor Currie 

Mr. Edgerton 

Mr. Dumas 

i. Economics 

This course offers an outline and discussion of the funda- 
mental principles of the subject. Every effort is made to make 
the study and illustrations practical. Professor McConneul. 
Three recitations a zveek. Elective for Juniors. 

2. Economics 

Economics i will be required for admission to this course. 
Among the subjects studied are: the history of economic 
thought, public finance, trade and tariffs, money and banking, 
business organization, socialism, labor problems, and agricul- 
tural economics. Professor McConnell. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors who have 
taken Economics i. 

3. Political Science 

This course opens with a brief course in the theory of gov- 
ernment — its origin and development. The remainder of 
the fall term is given up to a careful study of European gov- 
ernments, the constitution and political system of England 
receiving special attention. The entire spring term is devoted 
to a study of American government — federal, state, and mu- 
nicipal. Professor Currie. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

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Professor Grey 
i. Elementary Spanish 

This course is designed to give the student a fair knowl- 
edge of the Spanish language as it is written and spoken. In 
addition to the usual translation of Spanish into English, much 
time is spent in written and oral composition. Text-books: 
Hill's and Ford's Spanish Grammar. Bransby's Spanish 
Reader. Selections from Alarcon and Valdes. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


Figures refer to periods. A period is one meeting of a class 
each week throughout the year. 


Bible i 3 

English 1 2 

Mathematics i 4 

Latin 1 

Greek 1 ... 
Physics 1 



B.S. (I) 

Bible 1 3 

English 1 2 

Mathematics 1 4 


Latin 1 

French 1 (A) 
German 1 (A) 

Chemistry 1 1 2 

Physics 1 / 


B.S. (II) 

Bible 1 3 

English 1 2 

Mathematics 1 4 

French 1 (A) 1 _ 3 
German 1 (A) J " 

History 1 3 

Chemistry 1 \ 2 

Physics 1 J 

17 17 17 

If a student has had no Greek before entrance, or an 
amount insufficient in preparation for Greek 1, he may take 
Greek A, and may elect only nine courses during his Junior 
or Senior years, provided he completes Greek 1 and 2 for 
his degree. 

A student presenting on entrance a full high-school unit in 
either Physics or Chemistry, together with an acceptable 
laboratory notebook, endorsed by his high-school instructor, 
may elect History 1 in place of science in the A. B. group and 
Group 1 of the B. S. group. In his Sophomore year, if he 
elects other science than Biology, he must select that one in 
which he presented his high-school credit or studied as Fresh- 
man science. 

All Freshmen are required to take three periods of gym- 
nasium work or its equivalent. 

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Bible 2 3 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2 3 

Latin 2 3 

Greek 2 3 

History 1 1 
Biology 1 ! 

Chemistry 2 j J 

Physics 2 J 


B.S. (I) 

Bible 2 3 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2 3 



1 (B) j 

1 (B) J 

Latin 2 
French 1 
Biology 1 1 
Chemistry 2 i 
Physics 2 j 
History I J 




B.S. (II) 

Bible 2 3 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2 3 

French 1 (B) 1 3 
German 1 (B) J 


Biology I 
Physics 2 


Before entering his Junior course, the student must state 
in which of the three following groups he expects to apply 
for a degree, and make his elections according to the follow- 
ing rules: 

1. Candidates for degree must complete not less than nine 
periods of foreign language, six periods of which must be 
in some one foreign language. 

2. Candidates for degree must take during Junior and 
Senior years at least six periods in each group, and at least 
twelve periods in the group in which he elects to take his 

3. For graduation twenty-two courses must be completed, 
six each in the Freshman and Sophomore years, and five each 
in the Junior and Senior years. 

Requirements for Degrees 






and Philosophy 





Public Speaking 

Public Speaking 

Applied Mathematics 





Philosophy and 









Political Science 






Greek Literature in 
English Trans- 


As an additional requirement for the A. B. or the B. S. 
degree, every member of the Junior and of the Senior class 
is expected to prepare and deliver publicly an original ora- 
tion. The Juniors deliver theirs in the early part of March, 
and the Seniors theirs during the week in which Thanksgiving 
occurs. These orations are subject to the following regula- 
tions : 

1. Juniors and Seniors shall hand in their orations, care- 
fully written, to the professor in charge for his criticism and 
acceptance not later than one week prior to the time appointed 
for their delivery. 

2. When two-thirds of a student's courses are among those 
ranking as Junior or Senior electives, he becomes subject to 
the requirement of a Junior or Senior speech. The Senior 
oration is required during the session in which the student 
expects to graduate. 

3. A student who during the session has taken part in a 
public preliminary to one of the intercollegiate debates or 
oratorical contests, may if he desires be excused from his 
Junior or Senior speech for that year. 

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4. Failure to write and publicly deliver at the appointed 
time a Junior or Senior speech acceptable to the Faculty, shall 
bar a student from graduation, unless excused prior to the 
occasion for the delivery of the speech by formal action of 
the Faculty. 


In the announcements of the Departments of Instruction, 
many courses will be found suitable for graduate work. 

Graduate students are welcome in all Junior and Senior 
electives not previously pursued and counted for a lower 
degree, and when possible special courses will be given them. 

The degree of Master of Arts is offered in accordance with 
th following regulations : 

1. The candidate must have a baccalaureate degree from 
this college or from one of equal requirements and standing. 

2. The entire work must be done in residence. 

3. The course must be selected in conference with the 
instructors, and be approved by the President at the time of 

The courses selected must be well co-ordinated, be drawn 
from at least three departments, and be equivalent to five 

4. To receive the degree, the candidate must have made 
a grade of not less than 80 in each course. Any Junior 
and Senior electives taken while in the undergraduate work, 
on which a grade of 80 or more was attained and not 
counted for a lower degree, may count for the Master's 



The term, so far as absences of all kinds are concerned, shall 
be understood to extend, for the fall term, from the opening 
day in September to and including January 20; and, for the 
spring term, from January 21 to the end of the session. Every 
student is expected to be present the morning of the opening 
of the session in September, and to attend college chapel every 
morning, church service every Sunday morning, and all his 
recitations every day until the session closes at the end of May. 

Absences from any college duty will be entered as unex- 
cused unless the proper officer gives permission to the stu- 
dent to be absent. The College Physician will give permis- 
sion in case of sickness, and will himself make report to the 
office of the Registrar. The President or member of the 
Faculty designated to discharge the duty will give all other 
permissions for absence, and will make report to the Regis- 
trar's office. Except where impossible, these permissions 
must be obtained beforehand. 

The Faculty considers repeated unexcused absences from 
college duties as sufficient cause for requiring the with- 
drawal of students. Parents' written requests for students to 
be allowed to leave college while class work is going on, or 
for week-ends, are honored, but the parent is warned that 
many absences of this kind seriously interfere with a stu- 
dent's work, to a greater extent than is apparent from the 
number of recitation hours lost. The parent must accept the 
responsibility for the absence and for the result. 

Students returning after Christmas will report to the Treas- 
urer by 6 p. m. of the opening day. Any student matricidat- 

68 Davidson College 

ing later than this, no matter zuhat the cause of the delay, 
will be charged a delayed registration fee of $2.00. 


1. Absences from class shall be counted from the opening 
of trie term in the case of old students; in the case of new 
students, from the time of matriculation. 

2. When the number of unexcused absences reaches five, 
the students shall be summoned, if the Absence Committee so 
decides, to appear before the Faculty, to show cause why he 
should not be disciplined. In case a student again incurs, 
during the same term, as many as five unexcused absences, a 
graver penalty may be imposed. (See also Rule 6 under 


i. Students must occupy in chapel and in church their 
assigned seats, or be marked absent by the recorder. 

2. It is the duty of the recorder to mark with absolute 
accuracy absences and tardies. It is his duty simply to record 
the fact, leaving all explanations to be made by the student 
concerned to the Faculty Committee on Absences. 

3. Two tardies shall count as one absence, for discip- 
linary purposes. A student is counted tardy at chapel when 
he takes his seat after the first note on the organ or piano and 
absent if he comes in later than the singing of the opening 
doxology. He is tardy at church when he takes his seat after 
the second bell ceases to ring. 

4. When the number of unexcused absences from chapel 
reaches ten in the case of any student, he shall be summoned, 
if the Committee on Absences so decides, to appear before 
the Faculty, to show cause why he should not be disciplined. 
In case a student again incurs during the same term as many 
as ten unexcused absences, a graver penalty may be imposed. 

General Regulations 69 

5. Church absences are reckoned as the equivalent of reci- 
tation absences, and when the number of unexcused absences 
from recitation and church reaches five, the student shall 
ordinarily be summoned before the Faculty, and dealt with as 
stated in Rule 2, Recitation Absences. 

6. Retiring from church shall be counted an absence, for 
disciplinary purposes. 


See below 2, 3, 4, 5, under Examinations. 


i. Every student shall take a written examination in each 
course at the end of each term. 

2. If a student is compelled to be absent from an exami- 
nation, he must obtain in advance written permission from the 
President, and must place this permission in the hands of the 
professor holding- the examination. 

3. Students who absent themselves from examination with- 
out previous permission or satisfactory excuse shall be given 
zero on that examination. 

4. All students are required to be present promptly at 
the hour set for an examination, and the paper of any student 
who is more than ten minutes late will not be graded, unless 
the excuse for such tardiness be satisfactory to the professor. 

5. Students may, with the permission of the professor 
in charge, withdraw from the examination-room for a period 
not to exceed ten minutes. If this length of time be ex- 
ceeded, the professor may refuse to accept the paper. 

6. Grading shall be upon a scale of 100. The passing 
grade, which results from the combination of term standing 
and examination, shall be 60 for Freshmen and 70 for all other 
undergraduate students. These grades are in general deter- 
mined by combining term standing and examination grade in 

yo Davidson College 

the proportion of two to one. In certain practical courses a 
greater emphasis is laid on the daily average. No student, 
however, will be considered as passing any subject whose 
examination grade in that subject is more than twenty points 
below the required passing mark. 

7. A student who fails to make the passing grade in a 
course, but who comes within twenty units of passing, shall be 
permitted to take one re-examination in that subject. A stu- 
dent who does not attain to within twenty units of the passing 
grade, or a student who fails on a re-examination, shall not be 
credited with the course unless he repeats it in class the fol- 
lowing year. If this should be impracticable, such a student 
may be permitted by the Faculty to review the course under a 
private tutor, the choice of tutor as well as the time devoted 
to such review being subject to the approval of the professor 
in charge of the department in which the student is deficient. 
Under this arrangement, a student will be excused from 
attending the recitations of the course, but will be required to 
take the regular class reviews and examinations. 

8. All re-examinations shall be combined with the daily 
average in the regular proportion to determine the final grade, 
provided, however, that if a student makes 70 or over in 
Freshman studies, and 80 or over in Sophomore, Junior, 
and Senior studies, on a re-examination he may at his option 
be marked passed and the daily average omitted. 

9. To those officially excused from an examination, and to 
those entitled to re-examination, the following opportunities 
for examination are given: (1) On the last Monday of Jan- 
uary and the first Monday of February; (2) during the ten 
days beginning with Monday after Commencement; (3) dur- 
ing the Christmas vacation, at the convenience of the pro- 

General Regulations 71 

fessor; (4) during the week beginning with the Thursday 
immediately preceding the opening of college in September; 
(5) at a regular class examination which covers the same 
course; (6) during the examination period, after a student 
has completed all his regular examinations. But no oppor- 
tunities for re-examination will be given thirteen months after 
the regular class examination in a course. 

A student desiring to stand examinations at these special 
times should arrange well ahead with both the Treasurer and 
the Professor. 

Examinations are never given at an earlier date than shown 
in the Schedule of Examinations, except on account of 

No student is permitted to postpone examinations except 
on order of the College Physician or on the written and posi- 
tive request of the parents, who then assume all responsibility 
for the ill effects. The Faculty would earnestly suggest the 
unwisdom of such postponements. 

For all re-examinations or postponed examinations, no 
matter what the cause, a fee of $2.00 each is charged, the fee 
to be paid in advance to the Treasurer of the college. All 
money so received shall be credited to the Societas Eratrum 
L,oan Fund for needy students. 

In case a student has conflicts in the examinations of two 
studies, he shall stand at the regular time the examination of 
the course which belongs in the class in which the student is 
classified. In case the conflict in examinations is between two 
studies, neither of which is in the class to which the student is 
classified, he shall stand with the higher class on the day of 
the examination. 

No examination shall be given later than Saturday night 
preceding Baccalaureate Sunday. 

J2. Davidson College 

io. A student shall ordinarily be enrolled for not more 
than six courses, and in no case for more than seven. Credit 
for more than seven will not be given in any one collegiate 
year, unless the number in excess of seven is obtained by the 
removal of deficiencies under the Regulations for Examina- 

ii. All students taking a full course, who attain an aver- 
age of 95 or more for an entire session, are thereby 
placed upon the Honor Roll, and their names are read out on 
Commencement Day and published in the next annual catalog. 

12. Those three members of the graduating class who 
attain the highest general average for the entire college course 
are awarded the three highest distinctions, and on Commence- 
ment Day they deliver the Valedictory, the Salutatory, and 
the Philosophical Oration, respectively. 

13. A report of each student's grades and attendance is 
sent to parent or guardian at the end of each term, and a 
much more detailed report of scholarship, diligence, punc- 
tuality, conduct, etc., is generally sent about the middle of 
the term. 

14. Every regular student working toward a degree who 
may have entered college with conditions, i. e., less than 
fourteen units, is required to have those conditions removed 
before the beginning of the Junior year. 


i. Every new student, whether admitted by examination 
or certificate, is admitted upon probation, and his matricu- 
lation will not be regarded as final until thirty days after 
his entrance. 

2. At the end of the first scholastic month, reports will 
be made concerning the work of all students, in a Faculty 
meeting specifically for that purpose. 

General Regulations 73 

3. Students whose standing at this time is found to be 
distinctly unsatisfactory in more than half their courses will 
be placed upon probation for one month. 

4. If at the end of this month's probation they are found 
to be .still doing, unsatisfactory work in more than half their 
courses, they may be required to withdraw from college 

5. If a student admitted to advanced classification is 
found deficient in the course assigned, he may be required 
to take lower courses in the same department, or to make 
such arrangement of his work as shall appear best. 

6. A student who does not succeed in making the passing 
grade in at least two courses shall not be permitted to remain 
in college the following term except by special permission 
of the Faculty. A student who does not make a passing 
grade in at least a majority of his courses shall be considered 
as remaining in college on probation. 

7. All elections of courses to be pursued must be made 
in consultation with and after the approval of the Faculty, 
or its representative designated as classifier for that 

8. Any student desiring to change any course of study 
upon which he has already entered shall submit to the 
Executive Committee of the Faculty a request, with the 
reasons therefor, and continue in the course till the decision 
of the committee is announced to him; except that, within 
ten days after the original selection of any course, or within 
the first ten days of the spring term, such change may be per- 
mitted by the designated registration officer. A fee of $2.50 
shall be charged for any change involving the taking up of a 
new course, made at the student's request later than ten days 
from the time the course was entered upon. The fee must 
be paid before the change is permitted. 

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absence from college 

Freshmen are not allowed to leave the college for any pur- 
pose without the permission of the Faculty officer in charge of 
such matters. 

Members of the upper classes may be absent from college 
without permission only when such absence does not conflict 
with attendance on any regular college exercise. 

Any student abusing this privilege, either by too frequent 
absence, by conduct discreditable to the college, or by Sun- 
day travel, shall forfeit the above privilege, either per- 
manently or for a limited time as the Faculty may direct. 

All college organizations and publications are subject to 
the supervision and control of the Faculty or its representa- 
tive committees, and no date or schedule of dates for contests 
with other organizations shall be arranged except with the 
consent of the representative committee of the Faculty. 

Baseball, football, and basket-ball teams are allowed ten 
days away from college (exclusive of Sundays), of which only 
six may be recitation days. The orchestra and glee club is 
considered as one organization, and allowed only six days' 
absence during a session. The number of days is regulated as 
follows : Leaving or arriving on trains scheduled to pass 
Davidson after n a.m., and before 12.40 p.m., to count as 
one half-day; leaving after 12.40 p.m., and arriving before 
9 a. m., not to count as a day or a part of a day. 

No student shall represent the college on any organization 
away from the college unless he is reported as passing from 
the beginning of the term on at least three courses, and no 
student will be allowed to go with more than one organiza- 
tion during a term on trips away from the college, unless he 
is making a general average of at least 75 in his studies. 

By special order of the Board of Trustees, no athletic team 
or other college organization, nor any part of such team or 

General Regulations 75 

organization, is allowed to travel on the Sabbath, by train, 
automobile, or hack, either going or coming from a trip on 
which they represent the college in any way. 

All college organizations in their trips away from college 
must go and return as a unit. Extension of leave and side 
trips will not be granted to anyone. 

Students other than members or officers of these organiza- 
tions will not be permitted to make trips with the organiza- 


1. Students will in no case be officially enrolled in a class 
higher than Sophomore until all of their entrance deficiencies 
are removed. 

2. No student will be officially enrolled in the Sophomore 
class until he has completed half or more of the courses of 
the Freshman class. 

3. No student will be officially enrolled in the Junior class 
unless he has completed four-fifths of the Freshman and two- 
thirds of the Sophomore class. 

4. No student will be officially enrolled in the Senior class 
unless he has completed two-thirds of the twenty-one courses 
required for graduation. 


Rooms in the dormitories will be assigned under the fol- 
lowing regulations : 

1. For a student to retain his room for the next session, 
he must notify the Intendant of Dormitories in writing on 
or before May 10th. 

2. The room thus signed for will be retained until the 
tenth of August, after which it will be forfeited unless $5.00 
has been deposited with the Intendant of Dormitories on 

76 Davidson College 

or before August ioth. This deposit must be made by each 
holder of a room, making a deposit of $10.00 in case of a 
double room. 

3. After May ioth, all rooms not applied for will be 
assigned in order of application. After August ioth, all 
rooms or parts of rooms signed for, but not deposited for, 
will be assigned to others in order of application; but to hold 
the room till the opening day the deposit must be made. 

4. All deposits for a room claimed and occupied on or 
before the third day of the session by the one signing for the 
room will be applied on the current rent for the room. After 
this, the deposit will be forfeited. 

5. The Intendant of Dormitories will co-operate with the 
student as far as possible to secure a congenial and proper 
room-mate, but if a part of a room is unassigned by May 
ioth, or assigned and not deposited for by August ioth, the 
Intendant will be free to fill the vacancy. 

6. Every occupant is held responsible for the proper care 
of the rooms and furniture (if furnished by the college), and 
any damage other than as arises from ordinary use will be 
charged to the student's account, or he will be barred from 
rooming in the college buildings. 

7. No room is rented for less than one term, and no 
exchange of room is allowed unless by permission of the 
Intendant of Dormitories. 



The campus is spacious and beautiful. It comprises about 
forty-five acres, with adjacent golf ground containing some 
forty acres more. On the front twenty-five acres, most of it 
in fine lawn, there are fourteen buildings, connected by a 
system of walks, shaded by beautiful elms and great oaks. 

The cut on the opposite page gives an idea of the campus 
as it now is and as we expect to develop it in the near future. 

A line drawn from Georgia Dormitory south through the 
rear wall of Chambers divides the campus into a front and 
rear section. The front is practically as it now is, with some 
changes to be made in walks and grounds, but the rear section 
is at present undeveloped. 

The plant completed as outlined will serve five hundred 
students well, and will, with necessary changes to present 
buildings and equipment, cost approximately two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00). The additions to the 
Faculty necessitated by this growth will call for approximately 
as much. This is a total of half a million. If the Church 
and advocates of Christian education think the college is 
sound enough and has foundation broad and strong enough 
on which to increase its student-body and thus serve larger 
numbers, this sum will not seem too great. 

The one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) we are now 
engaged in raising, over three-fourths of which has been 
pledged, will materially assist in doing what is necessary for 
our present student-body. This fund will provide for the 

8o Davidson College 

Gymnasium and certainly one of the additional teachers, pos- 
sibly two of them. 


For over a half-century this stately edifice has been the 
center of the college's life and activity. It is fine old South- 
ern colonial in style of architecture, and was built in 1856 
out of the funds bequeathed to the college by Maxwell 
Chambers, of Salisbury, N. C. In the central part of this 
building are the large Commencement Hall, a number of com- 
modious recitation-rooms and laboratories, and the museum. 
In the two wings of the building are dormitory accommoda- 
tions for one hundred and forty-five students. 


The Shearer Biblical Hall, a brick building, occupies the 
site of the old Chapel. It is the gift of ex-President Shearer, 
and is dedicated to the memory of his wife, the late Mrs. 
Lizzie Gessner Shearer. The second floor contains an audi- 
torium, seating about five hundred, where morning prayers are 
conducted, public lectures given, and student mass-meetings 
held. On the first floor are classrooms for the department of 
Biblical Instruction, and three other departments of the 


The new library building was erected through the gift of 
Mr. Andrew Carnegie, at a cost of twenty thousand dollars. 
This building contains not only ample space for library use 
but also for the administrative offices of the college. 

The main purpose of the library is to supplement the 
instruction of the classroom by providing illustrative material 
to be consulted or studied in addition to the subject-matter of 
the lectures. Supplementary work of this nature forms an 

Equipment 8i 

important and necessary part of the various courses of study 
in every department of instruction. 

The library contains 24,855 bound volumes, comprising not 
only the most important and indispensable older books, but 
the best of the more recent books. The library also in- 
cludes an unusually full series of the public documents 
and state papers of the United States government. Besides 
these, the library contains a large number of valuable 
pamphlets and other publications not bound. These are all 
in place in attractive steel shelves with which the library has 
recently been furnished. Space and shelf -room will permit 
the library to grow to practically double its present size. 
There is a substantial fund set apart annually for the pur- 
chase of new books, to meet the needs of the several depart- 
ments of the college and of the student body as a whole. 

The library is cataloged according to the decimal system. 
The card index, arranged by titles and by authors, makes it 
possible to find immediately any work in the library. The 
students have direct access to index and to the stacks. This 
is a privilege of great educational value to the student. The 
fact that it is not abused by the students of Davidson is a com- 
pliment to the character of the student body. The value of 
the library is greatly enhanced by the presence of a librarian 
of expert training and long experience in the work. There 
are a number of quiet rooms in the library, well furnished 
with tables and chairs, to which the student may repair for 
study. The library is open every week-day from 12 m. 
to 6 p. m. A student may retain a book two weeks, at 
the end of which period the time may be extended for another 
week. A fine of five cents a day will be charged for 
books kept over time. Not more than four volumes are 
loaned to one person, except at the discretion of the 
librarian. The loan of books much in demand may be 

82 Davidson College 

restricted by the librarian to a short time. All books taken 
from the library are to be duly registered. Anyone violating 
this requirement will be fined fifty cents. 

The reading-room, not in immediate connection with the 
other rooms of the library, is open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. 
On its various tables are found sixty of the leading monthly 
or weekly magazines and journals — some of a popular char- 
acter, and some technical. The newspaper racks contain 
fifteen daily papers, coming from various sections of the 
country. Other racks hold several of the leading religious 


Each of the two literary societies has its own building. These 
buildings are located symmetrically with reference to each 
other, and stand conspicuously in the foreground of the 
campus. In each building the second floor is an elegantly 
furnished hall, devoted to literary purposes; the first floor 
contains a recitation-room and an elegantly fitted fraternity 


This building was erected in 1890, in memory of the first 
president of the College. The second floor contains a large 
hall and two smaller rooms used by the Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association as a social center for all the students. The 
hall has been furnished with handsome club furniture and 
repainted, making it quite attractive and very useful to the 
members of the college. The lower floor is used at present 
for gymnasium purposes. An annex is for shower baths. 


These two one-story brick buildings are among the oldest 
landmarks on the campus. They are prominent in the fore- 
ground among the oaks and elms, and each one has four 

Equipment 83 

rooms. These buildings now house two of the fraternities in 
beautifully fitted rooms and two other fraternities are pre- 
paring two rooms each for their occupancy. 


Five laboratories have in the course of years been devel- 
oped in connection with the work in the several scientific 
departments of the college. These laboratories, carefully 
built up under the direction of men of full university training, 
have cost many thousands of dollars. Appropriations and fees 
render it possible to make constant additions, and to keep them 
abreast of the improvements of the day. 


This department is equipped with a five-inch refracting 
telescope, made by Clark & Sons, and has the use of the 
lantern with numerous astronomical slides, the sextant, maps, 
charts, and all the other equipment of a modern astronomical 


This laboratory is fitted up for forty-eight students. It 
contains a complete outfit of tables, microscopes, dissecting 
instruments, specimens, and models. This outfit is being 
added to yearly as the demands increase. Each student is 
furnished with a compound microscope, stains and reagents 
for mounting specimens, and abundant material for dissec- 


The department of Chemistry makes use of an entire build- 
ing, the Martin Chemical Laboratory, named in honor of the 
late Col. W. J. Martin, who was professor of Chemistry in 
Davidson for a quarter of a century. It is a two-story brick 
building — sixty by sixty feet — with a basement and attic, 
abundantly lighted and well heated and ventilated. The 

84 Davidson College 

building contains a stock room with abundant supplies of 
chemicals; a large lecture-room with raised seats and all 
facilities for experiments by the professor and his assistants; 
room equipped with material for quantitative and other 
advanced work for twenty students; balance- room ; the pro- 
fessor's private laboratory. Other features are the minor 
laboratories for beginners, containing desks for thirty-six and 
lockers for seventy-two ; the qualitative laboratory, with desks 
for thirty-six, with adjoining stock and fume room. Each 
student has four feet of desk space, with private drawers and 
lockers for the safe keeping of his apparatus ; is provided with 
sink, gas, water, filter pump, and has fume rooms or hoods in 
easy reach. 


There is a supply of tables, gas, and other apparatus neces- 
sary for practical work in Mineralogy as well as Geology. In 
addition, the department has at its disposal the splendid cabi- 
nets of rocks, fossils, etc., found in the college museum. 
These cabinets have been accumulating for fifty years. Be- 
sides numerous smaller additions by gifts, exchange, and pur- 
chase, the Brumby Cabinet was added by purchase, con- 
taining twelve hundred minerals, three thousand fossils, and 
eleven hundred recent shells; there was added, by donation, 
about fifteen hundred minerals ; and also a collection of shells 
given by former State Geologist Kerr. The whole consists of 
over ten thousand specimens. 

As soon as it is financially possible to do so, the large room 
in Chambers Building recently vacated by the library will be 
fitted up anew for the museum. The collections have already 
been relabeled and classified by an expert, and will then be- 
come both an important factor in technical work in the 
department and a display of general interest to both students 
and visitors. 

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The Physics Department is housed on two floors of the 
main part of the Chambers Building. On the first floor, cover- 
ing a space of thirty by seventy-five feet, is a large classroom 
with five store rooms conveniently arranged. On the second 
floor five laboratories cover a space seventy-five feet square. 
This gives floor space of over six thousand square feet, insur- 
ing ample room for the work of the department. The 
laboratory is equipped not only with a large quantity of 
apparatus for the simpler experiments in electricity, but also 
with many expensive instruments for work in advanced phys- 
ics. Besides numerous storage cells for a certain class of 
work, the laboratory is abundantly supplied night and day 
with current from the Southern Power Company. Any volt- 
age desired, up to 440, may be used, and this gives unusual 
facilities for all kinds of work in electricity. 



The Chambers Building accommodates one hundred and 
forty-four students. The dormitory-rooms in this building 
are heated by open grate fires. This method of heating is pre- 
ferred by many to the steam heat. The rooms are large, well 
lighted and well ventilated by windows reaching well toward 
the ceiling. Toilet-rooms and bathrooms have been added, and 
it is expected that such facilities will be increased in a short 
time. About twenty of these rooms are furnished. 


This is a handsome new dormitory building, of brick, 
trimmed with granite, containing rooms for sixty students. 

*For regulations governing the assignment of Dormitory rooms, see page 75. 

86 Davidson College 

Each room has two large windows, three transoms, and a 
special ventilating shaft. There are six large bathrooms in 
the building, which is heated throughout by steam. No 
expense has been spared to give abundant light, air, and venti- 
lation, with many conveniences. 


Through the generosity of Mr. George W. Watts, a hand- 
some new dormitory was erected in 1908-09. It contains 
twenty-four rooms, accommodating forty-eight students. The 
building is of brick and artificial stone, is heated by the direct- 
indirect system of steam heating, supplied with hot and cold 
shower baths on each floor, and lighted and ventilated with 
special care. Each room has its own lavatory, with running 
water, two closets, two large windows, and its own ventilating 
shaft. The sun shines into every room every day, and each 
room is lighted by a twenty-five candlepower electric light, 
with ground glass globe and reflector. 


This dormitory is larger than the Watts Building, but in all 
essential respects is like it in equipment and furnishing. 


Through the liberality of a warm friend of Davidson, the 
college now possesses an exceptionally convenient and well- 
graded athletic field, known as the Wm. H. Sprunt Athletic 
Field, surrounded by a nine-foot fence, and admirably located 
immediately in the rear of the Chambers Building. 

A substantial donation was recently made to the college by 
a citizen of New York for the purpose of developing a dozen 
new tennis courts, and building an open-air gymnasium. 
This is an especially attractive feature to those students who 
are too pressed for time to get their exercise from regular ball 

Equipment 87 

practice, and who wish to secure sufficient healthful out-of- 
door exercise with the minimum loss of time. 

Adjacent to the campus, a nine-hole golf course has been 
opened on college property. It is controlled by a club com- 
posed of faculty, villagers, and students. A moderate mem- 
bership fee is charged, for the maintenance of the course. 


The college owns and operates a complete system of water- 
works. All dormitories, students' boarding-houses, labora- 
tories, etc., together with most of the stores and residences 
of the village, are thus supplied with an abundance of water. 
The supply comes from artesian tube-wells, and is, according 
to the monthly report of the State Bacteriologist, of excep- 
tional purity. 


Through the generosity of W. H. Sprunt, Esq., of Wilming- 
ton, a complete sewerage system, with septic tank, has been 
added to the equipment of the college. 


The Southern Power Company runs a line to the College 
transformer station, where the voltage is reduced. All the 
college dormitories, residences, and public buildings, the cam- 
pus walks, the village streets, and many stores and residences 
are lighted by this system. It also furnishes power to both 
of the college pumping stations and to the electrical laboratory. 


A central heating plant supplies the Rumple, Watts, and 
Georgia Dormitories, the Library, and Shearer Hall, with 
steam heat. The system is to be extended in the near future 
to the other campus buildings. 

88 Davidson College 

the munroe-shearer college infirmary 

Through the thoughtful generosity of Dr. J. P. Munroe, 
for many years the College Physician, and of Dr. J. B. 
Shearer, the venerable ex-President of the college, the 
arrangements for the care of students who may be ill are 
unusually complete and satisfactory. The College Infirmary 
is located within a hundred feet of the edge of the campus, 
yet is quiet and secluded. It is fitted with electric lights, call 
bells, hot and cold baths, etc. A trained nurse of long and 
successful experience has entire charge of every patient. 


The college also owns eleven professors' houses, which are 
conveniently located in the neighborhood of the campus. 



There are two literary societies — the Philanthropic and 
the Eumenean — conducted by the students, each in its own 
hall. The majority of the students belong to these societies, 
the membership of the two being practically equal, and the 
quality of work similar. Both are well conducted, and afford 
opportunities for training in debate, declamation, composi- 
tion, public speaking, and parliamentary usage. They have 
two regular meetings — Saturday night and Monday morning. 
They both award annual prizes for excellence in literary and 
rhetorical exercises. 

The training given by these societies is a most valuable part 
of college education, and every student is urged by the authori- 
ties of the college to become a member of one of them, and 
take an active part in its exercises. 


The center of the religious life of the college is the Young 
Men's Christian Association. This is one of the strongest and 
most vigorous college associations in the country. Three- 
fourths of the students are members of it, its various depart- 
ments are fully organized, and its representatives attend the 
various local, state, and national conventions. It conducts a 
weekly religious service, which all members of the college are 
invited to attend. Other features of the work of the Associa- 
tion are its weekly Bible and mission study classes, the 
monthly meetings of candidates for the ministry, the meet- 
ings of the members of the volunteer mission band, and the 
mission Sunday-school work, in which members of the Asso- 

90 Davidson College 

ciation engage in the neighborhood of the college. At the 
opening of the college session in September, the Association 
has committees to meet new students upon their arrival, and 
render them all possible assistance in getting located. The 
first Monday night the Association gives a formal reception in 
honor of the new students, to which all students, professors, 
village people, and visitors are invited. The Association also 
publishes annually a handbook of information about the col- 
lege, that is invaluable to all students, new and old. Under 
the auspices of the Association, a popular lyceum course is 
given, for the benefit of both members of the college and 
citizens of the town. 

The advantages derived from membership are in every way 
such that the authorities of the college strongly urge every 
student to join the Association and avail himself of all its 


The General Athletic Association directs the athletic affairs 
of the college, under the supervision of the Faculty com- 
mittee. The Association makes out the schedule for the differ- 
ent teams through its managers and executive committee, and 
awards the prizes and honors to the winning teams and indi- 

Each student pays to the college a gymnasium or athletic 
fee of five dollars, which gives him full athletic privileges. 
He can offer for any team, or engage in any form of athletic 
exercise, under the supervision of the college athletic direc- 
tor, that he desires, or the College Physician finds him fitted 

The high standing that Davidson has taken in intercolle- 
giate athletics in the last few years has been due to the 
increased interest of the students in the General Athletic 

Societies and Organizations 91 

An Alumni Athletic Association has been formed as a 
branch of the General Alumni Association, with the following 
officers for 1915-16: President, H. W. McKay, M. D., Char- 
lotte, N. C. ; Vice-President, L. G. Beall, M. D., Greensboro, 
N. C. ; Secretary and Treasurer, W. McK. Fetzer, David- 
son, N. C. 

It is hoped that each alumnus will join the alumni depart- 
ment of the Association, and thus help the further development 
of the college along athletic lines. 

All money from receipts from games and from dues is 
placed on deposit, and can be checked against only by the 
Association treasurer, upon presentation of proper vouchers. 
The books of the treasurer are audited regularly by the 
Faculty committee. Subscriptions to the Athletic Association 
may be mailed to the treasurer of the Alumni Athletic Asso- 
ciation, or to Dr. J. W. MacConnell, the chairman of the 
Faculty Committee. 

Each athletic team is allowed a limited number of days 
away from college, for the games with other colleges, and 
each team is accompanied by a Faculty representative. 


I. No one shall represent Davidson College in any athletic 
contest except under the following conditions : 

(a) He must satisfy the Faculty Committee on Athletics 
that he is a bona fide student of the college, and that he is 
taking at least twelve hours per week on class of regular 
college courses, and that he is maintaining the standard of 
scholarship hereinafter described. 

(b) He shall not play on any athletic team if he has been 
a member of that team during the preceding season, and was 
not in residence at least one term during that college year. 

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(c) No student shall play on the football team of any 
year unless he has begun his college work not later than 
October 5th; or on the baseball team unless he has begun his 
college work not later than January 20th. 

(d) No coach or instructor in athletics, or anyone who 
receives compensation for his athletic services, shall be eligi- 
ble to play on any college team. 

(e) No student shall play more than four years on any 
college team. 

(f) No member of any athletic team of Davidson College 
shall be the recipient of any compensation whatever — money, 
board, and tuition included — for his participation in athletics. 

(g) No student shall represent the college on any athletic 
team away from the college, unless he is reported as passing 
on at least three courses. 

(h) No student shall be allowed to represent Davidson 
College in an intercollegiate athletic contest until he has signed 
the eligibility rules of Davidson College, and signified his will- 
ingness to subscribe to the same in both letter and spirit. 

(i) If a student has been a member of an athletic team of 
another college, he must attend Davidson College for five 
months before he is eligible to represent Davidson College in 
intercollegiate athletic contests. This rule applies to the major 
sports of football and baseball. 

(j) No student shall play on the baseball team of Davidson 
College in intercollegiate contests who has previously been a 
member of any baseball team playing under the protection of 
the National Association of Baseball. 

2. No manager or captain of a student athletic organiza- 
tion shall introduce a player into any athletic contest who 
is not a bona fide student of the college, and so certified by 

Societies and Organizations 93 

the Faculty Committee on Athletics, or shall violate the inter- 
collegiate rules of intercollegiate contests by playing a 
"ringer," or by other dishonorable practice. 

3. The expenditures of the Athletic Association shall be 
under the control of the Faculty Committee on Athletics, and 
all accounts shall be audited and approved by this committee 
at the close of each season. 


A day in April, generally the second Saturday, is set apart 
to be spent in contests for suitable prizes, under the control 
and direction of the Athletic Association and the general 
supervision of the Faculty. There is no admission fee, and the 
public is cordially invited to witness the contests. Three 
trophy cups are contended for in the interclass athletic games. 
The football trophy is a large silver cup, given to the class 
that wins the largest number of class football games in the 
spring contests. A handsome loving cup, given by the class 
of 1909, is awarded to the class winning the highest percent- 
age of baseball games in the class contest. Another silver 
loving cup, known as the Alumni Trophy Cup, is given to 
the class winning the highest number of points at the annual 
field day exercises. Each of these cups is held by the winning 
class for one year, and if won three years in succession becomes 
the property of the class. 


This organization consists of students who have some 
talent as regards voice or the use of a musical instrument. It 
is open to all who may be capable of developing into efficient 
members. The organization has the usual officers of an 
orchestra and glee club. Its members practice regularly, and 
have pianos and large hall at their disposal. They furnish 

94 Davidson College 

the music at public college functions, and give public per- 
formances, especially during vacations, in the leading towns 
and cities of the Carolinas and adjoining States. 


The fraternities are not permitted to pledge or initiate new 
men until their second term in the institution. Certain rules 
and regulations governing fraternity life here are furnished 
the chapters in writing for their guidance. 



Rev. J. M. P. Otts, D.D., LL.D., in 1893 donated a fund to 
Davidson College, the proceeds of which should be used from 
time to time in securing and publishing courses of lectures at 
Davidson College in defense of Christianity against current 
heresies, especially such as may seem directed against the 
foundations of the Christian faith. 

The first course of lectures was delivered by the founder 
himself, and published by Revell & Co., under the title, 
Unsettled Questions. 

The second was delivered by Rev. Robt. L. Dabney, D.D., 
LL.D., the year before his death, and published under the title, 
The Atonement. 

The third was delivered during the session of 1904-05, by 
Rev. J. B. Shearer, D.D., LL.D., and published under the 
title, Modern Mysticism; or the Covenants of the Spirit. 
It may be procured from the publishers, The Presbyterian 
Committee of Publication, Richmond, Va., or direct from the 


Through the session occasional public lectures will be given 
by members of the Faculty or by visitors invited by the 
Faculty. The series is under the supervision of the Faculty 
Committee on Public Lectures. 


During the fall term lectures of especial interest to young 
men beginning their college course will be given semi-monthly 
by members of the Faculty, visitors, and selected members 
of the upper classes. 

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Tnese lectures will deal with problems of student life in 
such a way as to be helpful to the young men, and will treat 
of such matters as campus life, college honor, study, hygiene, 

Attendance on these lectures by Freshmen is required. 


The college issues several times a year a Bulletin, contain- 
ing a list of students and officers, sketches of alumni, changes 
in the curriculum or administration of the college, campus 
items of interest, social and athletic events, and general 
information concerning the college and its work. A copy 
will be sent free of charge to all alumni and friends of the 
college who desire it. 


The literary societies jointly choose a board of editors 
and managers, and publish The Davidson College Magazine, 
containing material representative of the literary endeavors 
of the students. This publication is issued four times during 
the college session. 

The student body selects the editorial board and business 
managers of a weekly paper, The Davidsonian, containing col- 
lege news, accounts of games, notices of alumni, and discus- 
sions of college affairs. 

The Senior class publishes annually Quips and Cranks, 
containing information about the classes, fraternities, athletics, 
musical and literary organizations, and various other matters 
of interest in connection with college life. 



Both the Philanthropic and Eumenean Societies award 
annual prizes for excellence and rhetorical exercises as fol- 

Debaters' Medals for Juniors and Seniors. 

Debaters' Medals for Freshmen and Sophomores. 

Essayists' Medals. 

Declaimers' Medals. 

An Orator's Medal is given jointly by the Societies to the 
winner in the Junior Oratorical Contest, held on Tuesday 
evening of the Commencement Week. 

A Fiction Medal is given by the two literary societies 
jointly, to the student writing the best piece of fiction for the 
Davidson College Magazine. 


The family of the late Rev. William Banks, long a Trustee 
and President of the Board, founded a medal in honor of his 
memory, to be given each year to that member of the graduat- 
ing class who has completed the entire Biblical course with 
the highest distinction. 


On Commencement Day, the three honor men and three 
other members of the graduating class selected on the basis 
of their previous success in oratory, compete for a handsome 
gold medal known as the Faculty Orator's Medal. 


Awarded to the literary society winning in an inter-society 

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belk fraternity cup 

Mr. W. H. Belk, of Charlotte, N. C, has given the college 
a handsome trophy cup, to be awarded each year to that 
fraternity whose class average for the entire undergraduate 
membership of the chapter is the highest for the year. The 
successful fraternity retains the cup until won in a succeed- 
ing year by another, and the first fraternity winning it ten 
years (not necessarily in succession) retains the cup per- 

In 1911-12, the cup was awarded to the Kappa Sigma 

In 1912-13, the cup was awarded to the Kappa Sigma 

In 1913-14, the cup was awarded to the Kappa Alpha 

In 1914-15, the cup was awarded to the Beta Theta Pi Fra- 


(Alumni Cup) 
Presented for one year to the class winning in the Class 
football series. 


(Given by Class ipop) 

Presented for one year to the class winning the Class 
baseball series. 


Presented for one year to the class winning the greatest 
number of points on Field Day. 


The expenses of life at any college are divided into two 
classes: First, college fees, which can be accurately summed 
up; and second, living expenses, which vary so widely 
with the individual tastes and habits of the student that they 
can only be estimated. 


Tuition $ 60.00 

Incidental Fee 1 5 .00 

Gymnasium and Athletic Fee 5-00 

Electric Light (two lights of 40 watts each) 4.00 

Medical Attendance and Hospital 4.00 

Library Fee 4.00 

Commencement Fee 1 .00 

Damage Deposit (All Students) 2.00 

Total $ 95.00 

The damage deposit is returned at Commencement, less the 
actual amount of damages to rooms, furniture, etc. 

Should the damage account against any student reach $2.00 
at any time during the year, he must deposit an additional 
$2.00 with the Treasurer as soon as notified of the fact. 

To these fees must be added the amount due for room rent, 
which varies according to location and other circumstances. 


One-windowed unfurnished rooms .$ 20.00 

Double-windowed unfurnished rooms 25.00 

Furnished rooms in Chambers Building 30.00 

Furnished rooms in village residences adjoining the campus 30.00 

Corner rooms in Rumple Dormitory, including two electric 

lights of 40 watts each, heat, furniture, baths, and attendance 51.00 

Other rooms in Rumple Dormitory, including light, heat, etc 48.50 

Rooms in Watts Dormitory, including all above items 53-50 

Rooms in Georgia Dormitory, including all above items 53-50 

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All students, except residents, are required to occupy rooms 
on the campus, unless exceptional conditions cause the 
authorities to give a student permission to room elsewhere. 

College fees and room rent are payable one-half at the open- 
ing of the fall term; the remainder, January ist. 

Should these dates prove inconvenient, parents or prospec- 
tive students should correspond with the President or Treas- 
urer with reference to special arrangements. 

By order of the Board of Trustees students must have paid 
all the college fees of one term or made satisfactory arrange- 
ments therefor with the Treasurer before they are allowed to 
register for the following term. 


For the maintenance of the Chemical, Physical, and Bio- 
logical Laboratories, the following fees per annum are col- 
lected from students taking these courses: 

Chemistry I $ 3.00 

Physics 1 3.00 

Applied Mathematics 1 3.00 

Biology 1 5.00 

Chemistry 2 5.00 

Physics 2 5.00 

The above are payable in September in order that the 
laboratory supplies for the year may be purchased at the 
opening of the session. 

The charge for all other laboratory courses is five dollars 
per term, payable at the beginning of each term. 

No student shall receive a certificate of honorable dismissal 
from college nor shall he be recommended for a degree until : 

1. All college charges of every sort have been paid, or 
arrangement satisfactory to the Treasurer has been made. In 

Expenses ioi 

the case of Seniors, such arrangement must have been made 
three months prior to the Commencement at which he 

2. He has returned in good order or replaced every book 
he has borrowed from the college library, and has paid all 
fines charged to him. 

Note — It is impossible for the President or members of the Faculty 
to sign drafts or to endorse notes for students. 


Table board at Davidson costs $9.50, $11.00, $12.50, $14.00, 
or $16.00 per calendar month; laundry about $1.00 per month 
of four weeks; room attendance about 50 cents per month 
for each student; coal about $6.00 per year. The cost of 
text-books, like that of room furniture, varies widely, though 
it usually ranges from $16.00 to $20.00 a year. The entrance 
fees of the various college organizations vary from $2.00 of 
the Y. M. C. A. to the much higher expenses of the frater- 
nities. There are no fees for the use of baths. 

Outside of the college fees, many students bring their 
yearly expenses down to $75.00 or $100.00. Others less 
severely economical keep their expenses within $150.00, while 
no one need spend more than $200.00. This is, of course, ex- 
clusive of clothing, railroad fare, and pocket money. 

No one need feel that lack of spending money will debar 
him from the social or athletic life of the campus, or deprive 
him of influence or popularity. College life at Davidson is 
essentially democratic, and probably a majority of the leaders 
among the students are partially working their own way 
through college, or are the sons of parents who can with diffi- 
culty meet their college expenses. 

102 Davidson College 


The public mess hall, or commons, where scores or hun- 
dreds of young men take their meals together, with no lady 
at the table, and with a salaried manager in charge who has 
no pecuniary interest in making the fare or service attractive, 
has f never found favor with Davidson authorities, and will 
never be adopted except as a last resort. 

The Davidson boarding-houses which take table-boarders 
are all private homes. The lady of the family generally pre- 
sides at the table, the number of boarders at one place rarely 
exceeds twenty, rowdyism and discourtesy are unknown, and 
the atmosphere of these boarding-places is distinctly that of 
the home. 

The boarding-clubs at Davidson bear no resemblance what- 
ever to the organizations of similar name and purpose in other 
colleges and universities. They are distinguished from the 
family boarding-houses only in the financial arrangements, and 
incidentally in the greater number of students. The lady of 
the house purchases all provisions and serves "all meals in her 
own dining-room. At the close of the month, the actual cost 
of the provisions purchased during the month is divided among 
the boarders, and in addition to this each one pays the lady 
of the house $2.00 for her own labor, and the expenses 
of cooking, serving, house rent, etc. Nearly half the students 
at Davidson thus obtain good, wholesome, and abundant food 
in these private homes at an average of about $9.00 per cal- 
endar month, or $80.00 for the college year. 



Nearly one-half the students matriculating at Davidson 
assist in meeting the expenses of their college course, a large 
percentage maintaining themselves entirely. Among these are 
found many of the ablest, most popular, and most influential 
students at Davidson in every class. Many work during the 
vacations as teachers, clerks in summer-resort hotels, or as 
agents and canvassers, some making enough during the sum- 
mer to meet all college expenses for the year. Others during 
the term act as janitors for the Y. M. C. A. and the literary 
societies, as waiters on the tables of the boarding-houses, and 
as tutors or laboratory assistants, or help support themselves 
by hair-cutting, wood-sawing, copying, typewriting, stenog- 
raphy, office and library work, etc. The most fruitful field 
for self-help, however, is in acting as agents for houses supply- 
ing clothing, shoes, hats, fountain pens, athletic goods of every 
description, furniture, and everything else needed by their 
fellow-students, or for steam laundries, laundry-clubs, board- 
ing-clubs, etc. Students desiring positions should file their 
names with the Committee on Student Self-Help. 

Success in most of these occupations depends on natural 
talent, faithfulness, and efficiency, but also on personal in- 
fluence and acquaintanceship. Hence they are hardly avail- 
able to a new student during his first term, but afterwards 
become more and more fruitful as a source of revenue and a 
means of self-help. 


Davidson offers free tuition to the sons of ministers of all 
denominations, and to candidates for the Gospel ministry of 

104 Davidson College 

all denominations, if they have been formally received as can- 
didates by their church authorities. 


The Societas Fratrum Loan Fund aids needy and deserv- 
ing students by loans of money, to be repaid out of their earn- 
ings after leaving college. No interest is charged on loans 
from this fund during the time the student is in college here, 
and only four per cent, after leaving, provided the loan is re- 
paid within five years from leaving college; otherwise, the 
legal rate of six per cent, obtains. 

The James Sprunt Ministerial Loan Fund has been founded 
by Mr. James Sprunt, a philanthropic friend of Christian edu- 
cation, to assist in the same way needy candidates for the 
ministry. No interest is charged on loans from this fund 
while the student is in college here and for four years there- 
after; otherwise, a charge of four per cent, per annum is 
made. The student is expected to repay his loan from his 
first earnings. 

The J. D. Woodside Loan Fund, of one thousand dollars, 
was established in 1910 by Mr. J. D. Woodside, of Greenville, 
S. C, and most of this amount has been paid in. This fund 
is available for worthy and needy students who can give valid 
security. The notes begin to bear interest when the student 
leaves college, at the rate of four per cent, per annum, pro- 
vided the loan is repaid within five years from leaving college ; 
otherwise, the legal rate of six per cent, obtains. The benefi- 
ciary must obligate himself to settle the note out of his first 
earnings after leaving college. The beneficiaries shall advise 
Mr. Woodside in writing of the settlement of their notes 
given to the college. 

The Maxwell Memorial Loan Fund Association was organ- 
ized on the Davidson campus, June 3, 19 13, at a reunion of 

Scholarships, Assistance, Self-Help 105 

the families of the three daughters of the late James McKnight 
Hunter. The Maxwell- Wolfe-McClintock families, being 
represented by forty-nine members present, decided to estab- 
lish a loan fund, for the purpose of assisting, by means of loans 
from the fund, needy students of Davidson College. The 
fund was named The Maxwell Loan Fund, in honor of 
the late P. P. Maxwell, Sr., and is to be provided by annual 
subscriptions. The administration of the fund was placed in 
the hands of three trustees elected by the Association. The 
fund has so far provided one hundred dollars a year, which 
is loaned upon the same terms as the Societas Fratrum Loan 

The W. H. Sprunt Loan Fund, to assist worthy and needy 
students, has been established through the thoughtful gen- 
erosity of Mr. W. H. Sprunt, of Wilmington, N. C. This 
fund is loaned on the same terms as the Societas Fratum 
Loan Fund. 

Twenty-four Scholarships have been founded by benevo- 
lent persons and organizations for the assistance of needy 
and worthy young men working their way to a higher educa- 
tion. These scholarships pay to the student, in college fees, 
the amount of the income from the endowment of the scholar- 
ship, calculated at the legal rate of interest. 

On account of the great number of worthy applicants, it has 
become quite common to divide a scholarship among several 

No scholarship is awarded for longer than one year at a 
time, and it may be withdrawn at any time for misconduct 
or inattention to duty. 


The Maxwell Chambers Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

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The William Murdoch Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The J. J. Summerell Scholarship — Endowment, $500; 
established by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The J. J. Bruner Scholarship — Endowment, $500; estab- 
lished by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The D. A. Davis Scholarship — Endowment, $1,500; estab- 
lished by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The George Bower Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by Mrs. A. C. Davis, of Salisbury, N. C. 

The Kate Williams Scholarship — Endowment, $1,500; 
established by G. W. Williams, Esq., of Wilmington, N. C. 

The Carr Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; established by 
J. S. Carr, Esq., of Durham, N. C. 

The Thomas Brown Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by Brown & Brother, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The Wiley Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; established 
by S. H. Wiley, Esq., of Salisbury. 

The Wilson and Barringer Scholarship — Endowment, $500; 
established by Gen. R. Barringer and George E. Wilson, Esq., 
of Charlotte, N. C. For use of candidate for the ministry. 

The Oates Scholarship — Endowment, $500; established by 
R. M. Oates, the Oates Brothers, Charlotte, N. C. Eor use of 
candidates for the ministry. 

The Willie J. Brown Scholarship — Endowment, $500; 
established by Col. John L. Brown, of Charlotte, N. C. 

The P. T. Penick Scholarship — Endowment, $500; estab- 
lished by the Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, N. C. 

The A. K. Pool Scholarship — Endowment, $500; estab- 
lished by the class of '93, in memory of their beloved class- 
mate, Rev. A. K. Pool. 

Scholarships, Assistance, Self Help 107 

The R. W. Allison Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by Mrs. J. M. Odell (nee Miss Addie Allison), of 
Concord, N. C, in memory of her father. 

The Annie Phifer Allison Scholarship — Endowment, $500; 
established by Mrs. J. M. Odell, in memory of her mother. 

The Frances Taylor Scholarships — Five of an endowment, 
$1,000 each; established by a legacy bequeathed to the college 
by Miss Frances Taylor, of Newbern, N. C. 

The Worth Scholarship — Endowment of $1,000; established 
by Mrs. D. G. Worth, B. G. Worth, and C. W. Worth, of 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Capt. M. H. McBryde, of Laurinburg, N. C, has signified 
his purpose to give one thousand dollars to endow a scholar- 


Davidson College esteems it a high privilege to train, free of 
charge, the future religious leaders of the church. Her 
friends, however, are beginning to realize that the greatness 
of her service in this work for the church entails a financial 
burden to which her resources are hardly equal. A move- 
ment, therefore, has been inaugurated looking to the endow- 
ment of a number of scholarships of $1,000.00 each, 
whose income shall counterbalance the loss of these tuition 
fees. As the actual cost of the tuition of each student is twice 
the sixty-dollar tuition fee, the donor who establishes such a 
scholarship shares with the college for all time the high 
privilege of training for enlarged usefulness and consecrated 
leadership the future ministers of the church. The following 
have already been established, and pay to the college every 
year the tuition of one candidate for the ministry. 

The J. M. Knox Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed 
in 1909 by J. M. Knox, of the First Presbyterian Church, of 
Salisbury, N. C. 

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The Thomas Payne Bagley Memorial Ministerial Scholar- 
ship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Mr. and Mrs. Thos. F. 
Bagley, of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, 
N. C. 

The Daniel and Margaret McBryde Memorial Ministerial 
Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by their sons, J. A. 
and M. H. McBryde, of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 
Laurinburg, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by 
W. J. Roddey, of Rock Hill, S. C. 

The T. J. Brown and J. M. Rogers Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Messrs. Brown and Rogers, 
of the First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The Mary Jane McNair Memorial Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by John F. McNair, of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by Mrs. N. T. Murphy, of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Salisbury, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by J. Bailey Owen, of the First Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
derson, N. C. 

The Blue Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by the Misses Flora, Sarah, and Margaret Blue, of the 
Presbyterian Church of Laurinburg, N. C. 

The Alexander McArthur Memorial Ministerial Scholar- 
ship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his family, Fayetteville, 
N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner, of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Augusta, Ga. 

Scholarships, Assistance, Self Help 109 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $i,ckx) — endowed in 1910 
by J. E. Sherrill, of the First Presbyterian Church, Moores- 
ville, N. C. 

The T. W. Swan Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Mrs. Susan A. Swan, of the 
First Presbyterian Church, of Goldsboro, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by John J. Eagan, of Atlanta, Ga. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by Messrs. Blue and McLaughlin, of Raeford, N. C. 

The Joseph Bingham Mack Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910, by his son, William Mack ('83), of 
New York, N. Y. 

The Rufus D. Brown Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his son, George T. Brown, of the 
First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The Frontis H. Johnston Memorial Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by the First Presbyterian Church, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The John W. McLaughlin Ministerial Scholarship of 
$i,ooc> — endowed in 1910 by the Presbyterian Church of 
Raeford, N. C. 

The E. B. Simpson Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by the Session of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Statesville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Statesville, N. C. 

The Neill McKay Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his family and relatives, Lilling- 
ton, N. C. 

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One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by John McSween, Timmonsville, S. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 19 10 
by C. E. Graham, Greenville, S. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the Presbyterian Church of Maxton, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by John Whitehead ('75), Salisbury, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the Tenth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

The Brookshire Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Mrs. Brookshire and Mrs. L,ula 
B. Wynne, of the First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. 

The Chas. H. Belvin Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 19 10 by his daughter, Mrs. John W. 
Harden, of the First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the Ashpole and Rowland Presbyterian Churches, Rowland, 
N. C. 

The Julia M. Holt Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — 
endowed in 19 10 by W. E. Holt, of Memphis, Tenn., in 
memory of his mother. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by F. L. Fuller, now of St. Louis, Mo. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by W. H. Belk, of Charlotte, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by R. P. Richardson, of Reidsville, N. C. 

Scholarships, Assistance, Self Help hi 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by W. F. Carter, of Mount Airy, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by W. T. Brown, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The W. J. Martin Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — 
endowed in 1910 by Gen. Julian S. Carr, of Durham, N. C, 
in memory of his comrade in arms, Col. W. J. Martin. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1912 
by the Taylor Brothers, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The John S. Carson Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — 
endowed in 1912 by Mrs. John S. Carson, of Charlotte, N. C. 

The Sarah and Evelyn Bailey Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1916 by Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bailey, of 
Mocksville, N. C, in memory of their children. 

Pledges have been given to found the following additional 
Ministerial Scholarships : 

One by Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte, N. C. 

The Rev. James McDowell Ministerial Scholarship, by 
his children, Mrs. C. M. Richards, Davidson, N. C, Dr. 
J. D. McDowell, York, S. C, and Mrs. E. M. Seabrook, 
Edisto Island, S. C. 

The McCallum Ministerial Scholarship, by Mr. and Mrs. 
D. A. McCallum, of Homer, S. C, in memory of their two 
children, John Richards and Douglas Archibald. 

One by Mr. A. M. Kistler, of Morganton, N. C. 



Davidson College is located in Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina, on the Southern Railway, midway between the towns 
of Charlotte and Statesville, and twenty-two miles from each. 
The railroad from Roanoke, Va., and Winston-Salem, N. C, to 
Charlotte, also passes Davidson. A thriving village of more 
than a thousand inhabitants, called Davidson, has grown up 
with the college since its founding in 1837. 

The college is in the famous Piedmont section of the Caro- 
linas, noted for its beauty and healthfulness. 


The college is easy of access, having six regular passenger 
trains a day, each carrying mail, and making close connec- 
tions at Charlotte, Mooresville, Statesville, and Barber Junc- 
tion for all points north, south, east, or west. It has also local 
and long distance telephones, express and telegraph facilities, 


The location insures health, being on the line of the highest 
ground between the Yadkin and the Catawba, nine hundred 
feet above sea level. It is sufficiently remote from larger cities 
or towns to escape their temptations and excitements. By a 
law of the state, no intoxicating liquors can be sold within 
a radius of three miles, while as a matter of fact there are 
no open saloons within the state. Few places are so free from 
temptations to vice and extravagance. 


The village Presbyterian church, with large and attractive 
auditorium and Sunday-school room, occupies the southwest 

General Information 113 

corner of the college grounds. Here students, Faculty, and 
townspeople meet for worship. Students are required to be 
present at the Sunday morning services. 


Few villages of the same size furnish equal social advan- 
tages. The Faculty and the villagers alike do all in their 
power to give the students a home-life. 


It is not too much to say that the student body at Davidson 
is unique among institutions of learning. It is the enthu- 
siastic testimony of practically all students coming to David- 
son from other institutions that the moral atmosphere is 
strikingly different from anything they had known before. 
The habits and traditions of the college are all in favor of 
purity, sobriety, and gentlemanly conduct. The students are 
a picked body of men, representing the finest home training 
of the South. Probably two-thirds of them are the sons of 
church officers, representing every state in the South. On 
the average, about nine out of ten are themselves professing 
Christians, and one in every five has chosen the ministry of 
the Gospel as his life's work. It is not too much to say, then, 
that the Davidson student body represents the flower of 
Southern culture and home training. To spend the four 
formative years of college life among such associates, to select 
one's lifelong circle of college friends from such companions, 
is an inestimable privilege. Those can best appreciate it who 
know from long college experience the irresistible molding 
force of campus sentiment and tradition on the immature, 
plastic, hero-worshiping boy, exposed for the first time to its 
contagious fascination. 

Let it be distinctly understood that no claim is made that 
there are no bad boys at Davidson. The authorities sorrow- 

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fully admit that it seems impossible to gather together three 
hundred and fifty young men, all of whom shall be pure- 
minded, upright, and honorable. Even at Davidson, a young 
man, if he will, can find undesirable associates. Yet this class 
is small, uninfluential, and opposed to campus habits and 
ideals. Its members are rigorously eliminated by the Faculty 
as soon as their true character is discovered. 


The honor system began at Davidson in the early history 
of the college. The students themselves are its sternest 
guardians and executors. It is in these latter times enforced 
through the Student Council. 

Every student in college is under the pledge of student 
action to report to the Council every instance of conduct on 
the part of a student unbecoming to a gentleman and a stu- 
dent of Davidson College. Section 3, of Laws Governing the 
Student Body, reads in part as follows : "Any violation of 
the honor system shall be reported to the Council for action, 
and each member of the student body is on his honor to help 
enforce the rules and regulations of the honor system, as 
hereinafter set forth: 

'First, to report cheating on any pledge work. 

'Second, to report all damage to college property (whether done by 
himself or known to be done and unreported by others). 

'Third, to report hazing; that is, any unreasonable or unfair advan- 
tage taken of a Freshman by reason of his class rank, thereby making 
him do or suffer something against his will or against his pleasure. 
Freshmen in turn are warned not to overstep the bounds of tradition'." 

The students themselves thus enforce respect on the part 
of all for college property and for the comfort, health, and 
reputation of the student body. The Student Council, while 
without legal authority, is the representative of the whole 

General Information 115 

student body in its dealings with individuals, and it freely 
exercises this social authority in dealing with refractory cases 
and enforcing the honor system, all of its decisions, of 
course, being subject to the ultimate authority of the Faculty, 
as a court of final appeal. 


All new students are required to undergo a thorough phys- 
ical examination by the College Physician, immediately after 
entrance. All students may be required to undergo additional 
physical examinations according to the judgment of the Col- 
lege Physician, and any student may secure other physical 
examinations on conference with the College Physician. The 
Physician will give such advice regarding exercise, athletic 
games, personal habits, etc., based on his examination, as he 
deems proper. 

A medical fee is collected from all students, and entitles 
each one to free treatment for all ordinary cases of sickness 
or accident. The student must purchase all medicines, and 
in case of injury or accident all bandages or appliances other 
than those of an inexpensive nature. Consultation with, or 
treatment by, other physicians than the College Physician is 
at the expense of the student. 

If the College Physician so directs, the student must go to 
the infirmary for treatment, and remain until permitted by 
him to leave. The college furnishes room, furniture, fuel, and 
services of a trained nurse. For board during his stay, the 
student must pay fifty cents per day. 

The student is advised to consult the College Physician 
freely on all matters pertaining to his health ; reports of sick- 
ness as excuse for inattention to duty will not be accepted 
unless certified to in the reports of the College Physician. 

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The "famous macadam roads of Mecklenburg County extend 
from Davidson in three directions — east, south, and west, and 
Iredell County has built a fine highway extending twenty 
miles to the north. These furnish fine tracks for running, 
walking, bicycling, etc., even in midwinter. Thus no stu- 
dent can be debarred, on account of roads or weather, from 
taking his regular outdoor exercise. 


In the absence of a book store in the town, the Business 
Manager of the college acts as book agent for the students, 
and supplies the classes at publishers' price. The profits go 
to the Societas Fratrum Loan Fund for needy students. 



The General Alumni Association meets in annual session 
during Commencement. All former students of the college 
are members of the Association. The Trustees of the college 
have given the Association the privilege of electing six trustees 
of the College Board. The officers of the Association are: 

President, C. L. Grey, Davidson, N. C. 

Vice-President, W. T. Bailey, Greenwood, S. C. 

Secretary and Treasurer, J. W. MacConnell, M.D., Davidson, N. C. 

Executive Committee, President and Secretary ex officio, J. P. 
Matheson, M.D., Oren Moore, M.D., Rev. W. E. Furr, and McAlister 
Carson, all of Charlotte, N. C. 


The Alumni Athletic Association was formed as a branch 
of the General Association, to encourage athletics at the college 
and assist in financing the sports. The officers are: 

President, H. W. McKay, M.D., Charlotte, N. C. 
Vice-President, L,. G. Beall, M.D., Greensboro, N. C. 
Secretary and Treasurer, W. McK. Fetzer, Davidson, N. C. 
The Executive Committee is composed of the officers and two others 
to be selected by the officers. 


It is greatly to be desired that Local Alumni Associations 
be formed wherever the Alumni are gathered in sufficient 
numbers to maintain an active organization. Within a short 
period, three have been formed, and at least two others are 
in process of formation. The General Association, through its 
officers, is also preparing to push the establishment of these 
local branches. 

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President, H. H. Caldwell. 

Vice-President, H. M. Askew. 

Secretary and Treasurer, J. G. Law. 

Executive Committee, G. S. Candler, O. J. Hine, W. E. Hill. 


President, J. D. Woodside. 

First Vice-President, Rev. E. P. Davis, D.D. 

Second Vice-President, A. L. Mills. 

Third Vice-President, Eake Cely. 

Treasurer, H. L. Mills. 

Secretary, E. G. Mallard. 


President, L. Richardson, Sr., Greensboro, N. C. 


(In process of formation) 

Acting Secretary, Prof. Edgar Dawson, Hunter College, New York. 


(In process of formation) 

Acting Secretary, R. S. Marshall, mo E Street, N. W., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 


It is a lamentable fact that many students learn to pass 
entrance examinations in Latin, Greek, and English, who can 
neither spell correctly nor punctuate properly, and whose 
written work is not only crude and inelegant, but full of glaring 
mistakes in grammatical construction. Such a student is not 
"prepared for college," and the high school offering him for 
matriculation brings discredit upon its training. 

In Mathematics, many students never learn to attack and 
solve problems alone, or to do any reasoning of their own. 
Even the solutions of illustrative problems are memorized, 
and "originals" in Arithmetic, Algebra, or Geometry, are 
insurmountable obstacles till the teacher has solved each one, 
and the student committed each process to memory. How- 
ever flattering the high-school grades of such a pupil may be, 
he is unprepared for college, and will probably be amazed and 
overwhelmed by the work required of him in Mathematics. 

In Latin and Greek, the most common and disastrous 
deficiency is ignorance of the declensions, conjugations, etc. — 
the "forms" of the language. Although a pupil not familiar 
with the forms may have read hundreds of pages of Caesar, 
Cicero, and Virgil, he is not "prepared" to enter and success- 
fully pursue the Freshman course in Latin. The same may 
be said, mutatis mutandis, of preparation of Greek. 

The principals of our high schools are assured that David- 
son College is heartily in accord with them in their efforts to 
retain their pupils till they are thoroughly prepared for college 
work. The crowding of our universities and colleges with 
raw, immature, unprepared boys may fill out a catalog, and 
give an appearance of prosperity, but it is the bane of our 
Southern higher education. 

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This custom cripples the high schools, and lowers the dignity 
and scholarship of our universities and colleges. Still more 
disastrous is its effect on the untrained and immature boys 
thus thrown too early into the freedom and temptations of 
college life. Even if their morals remain unharmed, they are 
generally so discouraged by the impossibility of mastering 
their studies that, after a short and partial course, marked by 
hopeless struggle and inevitable failure, their college educa- 
tion is abandoned in disgust. On the other hand, the attempt 
on the part of the high schools to retain their pupils till they 
are deemed ready for the Sophomore class is not at all advis- 
able, and should not be proposed to the boys or their parents. 


MAY 26, 1915 


Clarence Bernard Bailey, B.S Greenwood, S. C. 

Thos. Pinckney Johnston, Jr., B.S Salisbury, N. C. 

James Pearsall Marsh, B. S Marshville, N. C. 

John Russell Minter, B.A Davidson, N. C. 

James Nichols Van Devanter, B.S Fort Defiance, Va. 


Uhlman Seymour Alexander Charlotte, N. C. 

Marion Alpheus Boggs Liberty, S. C. 

John Anderson Carriker Harrisburg, N. C. 

Charles Mitchell Gibbs Cornelia, Ga. 

George Warren Gignilliat, Jr Seneca, S. C. 

Fred Lee Harkey Charlotte, N. C. 

Albert Ray Howland Charlotte, N. C. 

Norman Johnson Atlanta, Ga. 

Malcolm Mitchell Knox Pineville, N. C. 

William Andrew Mcllwaine Kochi, Japan 

John Swan Moore Birmingham, Ala. 

Francis Wilson Price Nanking, China 

Charles Hamilton Rowan Cameron, N. C. 

Earle Rowland Sumter, S. C. 

Alfred Scarborough Sumter, S. C. 

Wilfred McLaurin Shaw Sumter, S. C. 

William Edward Williams Godwin, N. C. 

David Caldwell Young Davidson, N. C. 


Louis Harrison Anderson Anderson, S. C. 

Madison Griffin Boswell Penfield, Ga. 

Louis Broyles Crayton Charlotte, N. C. 

Walter Alexander Dumas Atlanta, Ga. 

122 Davidson College 

James Ralph Dunn Camden, N. C. 

George Ryland Edwards Rocky Mount, N. C. 

John William Stuart Gilchrist Charlotte, N. C. 

William Wesley Griffin Camden, S. C. 

James Cunningham Harper Lenoir, N. C. 

John Caldwell McDonald Charlotte, N. C. 

Hinton Baxter Overcash Statesville, N. C. 

Paul Dixon Patrick Greenville, S. C. 

John Harrison Rouse Valdosta, Ga. 

John Malcolm Shirley Honea Path, S. C. 

Ivan Griffith Stewart Newton, N. C. 

Thomas Kirkland Trotter Camden, S. C. 

James Nichols Van Devanter, Jr Fort Defiance, Va. 

James Richard Wilkinson Soochow, China 

William Miller Winn Sumter, S. C. 



Rev. C. A. Munroe Hickory, N. C. 

Rev. C. E. Raynal Statesville, N. C. 


John Whitehead Salisbury, N. C. 

W. S. Currell Columbia, S. C. 


George Warren Gignilliat, Jr., Valedictory Seneca, S. C. 

Francis Wilson Price, Salutatory Nanking, China 

Hinton Baxter Overcash, Philosophical Oration Statesville, N. C. 



Philanthropic Bumenean 

John Allan Thames Leopold Alexander Chambliss 

Wilmington, N. C. Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Degrees Conferred 123 

debaters' medals 


Philanthropic Bumenean 

William Cooper Cumming John Russell Woods 

Wilmington, N. C. Tsing-Kiang-Pu, China 


Philanthropic Bumenean 

Duncan Shaw James Godfrey Patton, Jr. 

Fayetteville, N. C. Decatur, Ga. 


Philanthropic Bumenean 

Uhlman Seymour Alexander George Warren Gignilliat, Jr. 

Charlotte, N. C. Seneca, S. C. 

John Bartley Arrowood Candor, N. C. 

James Godfrey Patton, Jr Decatur, Ga. 

Norman Johnson Atlanta, Ga. 

William Andrew Mcllwaine Kochi, Japan 



Eumenean Society 

Davidson-Clemson Debate 

Uhlman Seymour Alexander (Phi) Charlotte, N. C. 

Charles Hamilton Rowan (Phi) Carthage, N. C. 

Davids on-Bmory Debate 

Francis Wilson Price (Eu.) Nanking, China 

Frank Hollingsworth Smith (Eu.) Easley, S. C. 

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(Attaining an average of 95 and over in all Departments) 



George Warren Gignilliat, Jr Seneca, S. C. 

Uhlman Seymour Alexander Charlotte, N. C. 

William Andrew Mcllwaine Kochi, Japan 

Hinton Baxter Overcash Statesville, N. C. 

Francis Wilson Price Nanking, China 

Charles Hamilton Rowan Cameron, N. C. 


Harlee Morrison Loray, N. C. 

Thomas Ruffin McNeill Fayetteville, N. C. 

John Malcolm McBryde Red Springs, N. C. 

John Daniel McLeod Carthage, N. C. 

Frank Hollingsworth Smith Fasley, S. C. 

Hugh McCormick Manchester, N. C. 

Lattie Alfred Bain Wade, N. C. 


Herman Archibald Campbell Aberdeen, N. C. 

David McLean McGeachy St. Pauls, N. C. 


James Woodrow Clark Greensboro, N. C. 

John Russell Woods Tsing-Kiang-Pu, China 

Gordon Parham Scott Statesville, N. C. 


George Warren Gignilliat and Malcolm Mitchell Knox of the Senior 
Class, L,attie Alfred Bain and Joseph Thomas Williams of the Junior 
Class, John Walter Mann of the Sophomore Class, and John Gilbert 
Conoly and Tazewell Norvell Morton of the Freshman Class, attended 
every college exercise during the year. 

Roix of Honor 125 



Sophomore Class (1917) 


Junior Class (1916) 


Sophomore Class (1917) 



Senior Class (1915) 




Dumas, Walter Alexander M. A Fort Worth, Texas 

Kluttz, DeWitt M. A Chester, S. C. 

Knox, Malcolm Mitchell M. A Pineville, N. C. 

CLASS OF 1916 

Adams, Minor Revere B. S. I Statesville, N. C. 

Bain, Franklin Munns A. B Wade, N« C. 

Bain, Lattie Alfred A. B Wade, N. C. 

Bennett, Robert Hays B. S. I Trenton, Tenn. 

Bird, Eldred Holloway B. S. I Hazelhurst, Miss. 

Carson, James Holmes B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Clary, Ernest Gilmer A. B China Grove, N. C. 

Copeland, William Creecy A. B Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Craig, Hugh Burnette B. S. 1 Matthews, N. C. 

Crawford, Lawrence Aylette B. S. 1 Greensboro, N. C. 

Crisp, Sellers Mark :.B. S. 1 Crisp, N. C. 

Edgerton, Lacy Graves B. S. 1 Suffolk, Va. 

Farrior, Norman Player A. B Rose Hill, N. C. 

Finley, Richard Gwyn B. S. 2 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Hay, Samuel Burney A. B Cornelius, N. C. 

Hill, Thomas Morley B. S. 1 Statesville, N. C. 

Hollister, William B. S. 1 Newbern, N. C. 

Hoyt, George Brown A. B Atlanta, Ga. 

Johnson, Walter Alexander A. B Davidson, N. C. 

Jones, Robert Hayne B. S. 1 Greenwood, S. C. 

Knox, Paul Hamilton B. S. 2 Pineville, N. C. 

Law, William Latta, Jr B. S. 2 Rock Hill, S. C. 

Monroe, Dougald McDougald A. B Manchester, N. C. 

Morrison, Harlee A. B Loray, N. C. 

Morrison, Roy Williamson A. B Bishopville, S. C. 

Morrison, William Gilbert A. B Okolona, Miss. 

Mullen, Leroy Arthur A. B Shawnee, Okla. 

McBryde, John Malcolm A. B Red Springs, N. C. 

McCormick, Hugh A. B Manchester, N. C. 

McDonald, Kenneth Angus B. S. 2 Hope Mills, N. C. 

Mclntyre, Edwin James B. S. 1 Wilmington, N. C. 

McKeithen, Archibald Murdock....B. S. 1 Cameron, N. C. 

McLeod, John Daniel A. B Carthage, N. C. 

Students in Attendance . 127 

McNeill, Thomas Ruffin B. S. 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Ormand, Harry White B. S. 1 Bessemer City, N. C. 

Patton, James Godfrey, Jr B. S. 2 Decatur, Ga. 

Payne, John Lewis B. S. 2 Washington, N. C. 

Perry, Roy B. S. 1 Easley, S. C. 

Scott, Henry Allan A. B Fort Smith, Ark. 

Shaw, Duncan A. B Fayetteville, N. C. 

Smith, Frank Hollingsworth A. B Easley, S. C. 

Somerville, Walter Gray B. S. 1 Mitchells, Va. 

Sparrow, Thomas deLamar B. S. 1 Washington, N. C. 

Thomson, Wardlaw Perrin B. S. 1 Rock Hill, S. C. 

Williams, John Payne B. S. 2 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Witt, William Tazewell A. B Mount Airy, N. C. 

CLASS OF 1917 

Brown, Andrew A. B Ripley, Miss. 

Bullock, John Watkins A. B Bullock, N. C. 

Campbell, Herman Archibald A. B Aberdeen, N. C. 

Cash ion, Avery Ted B. S. 2 Davidson, N. C. 

Craig, Augustus Rochester A. B Pendleton, S. C. 

Eikel, Leonard Hugh A. B Fort White, Fla. 

Finley, Thomas Augustus B. S. 2 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Gillespie, James Thornwell B. S. 2 Florence, S. C. 

Hampton, Edwin Goodloe B. S. 2 Fordyce, Ark. 

Harris, Samuel Caldwell B. S. 1 Albemarle, N. C. 

Henderson, Stephen Thomas B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Hobson, John Kemp A. B Cornelius, N. C. 

Howard, Rawls B. S. 1 Tarboro, N. C. 

Hudson, David Venable B. S. 2 Kashing, China 

Hudson, George Alexander B. S. 1 Kashing, China 

Jenkins, Charles Reese B. S. 1 Charleston, S. C. 

Keesler, Samuel Reeves, Jr A. B Greenwood, Miss. 

Keesler, William Parish B. S. 2 Greenwood, Miss. 

Laird, John Parry, Jr B. S. 2 Decatur, Ga. 

Mann, John Walter A. B Mebane, N. C. 

Mattison, Wilbur Erskine B. S. 1 Anderson, S. C. 

Mayfield, Harry Frierson B. S. 2 Anderson, S. C. 

Miller, James William A. B Sherrill's Ford, N. C. 

Mitchell, Francis Marion, Jr A. B Edisto Island, S. C. 

Mitchell, Thomas Johnson B. S. 2 Thomasville, Ga. 

Morgan, Herbert Seth A. B Atlanta, Ga. 

Morton, James Raymond, Jr B. S. 1 Savannah, Ga. 

Murray, Robert Lebby B. S. 1 Greensboro, N. C. 

McKeithen, Dan Ingram A. B Aberdeen, N. C. 

McKinnon, Lauch Dixon B. S. 2 Laurinburg, N. C. 

McKinnon, Murdock B. S. 1 Laurinburg, N. C. 

McNeill, James Purdie B. S. 1 Florence, S. C. 

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Neal, William Henry A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

Nisbet, Everett Phifer B. S. i Charlotte, N. C. 

Paisley, John Cannon B. S. 2 Gibsonville, N. C. 

Patterson, John Howell, Jr A. B Muscogee, Fla. 

Porter, Reuben Walker B. S. 1 Jonesville, S. C. 

r Price, Philip Barbour A. B Nanking, China 

Rankin, Carl Emmet A. B Gibsonville, N. C. 

Ratchford, Raymond Howard A. B Gastonia, N. C. 

Reese, Algernon Beverly™ B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Roddey, Benjamin Dunlap B. S.2 Rock Hill, S. C. 

Sayad, William Yohannan B. S. 2 Urumia, Persia 

Walker, Guy A. B Andrews, N. C. 

White, Benjamin Newton, Jr B. S. 1 Danielsville, Ga. 

White, Theron Long A. B Danielsville, Ga. 

Young, Archibald Lafayette A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

CLASS OF 1918 

Aiken, Hugh Kerr, Jr „ B. S. 2 Laurens, S. C. 

Angle, Charles William B. S. 2 Greensboro, N. C. 

Bachman, Joseph Sidney, Jr A. B Bristol, Tenn. 

Barnett, Joseph Leroy A. B Clover, S. C. 

Beall, Charles Richard Furman....B. S. 2 Mayesville, S. C. 

Bellingrath, George Council A. B Decatur, Ga. 

Bitzer, George Lacy, Jr B. S. 1 Davidson, N. C. 

Black, John McKinley B. S. 2 Harrisburg, N. C. 

Boggs, Lloyd Kennedy B. S. 1 Liberty, S. C. 

Brown, Channing Bolton B. S.2 Rock Hill, S. C. 

Brown, George William B. S. 2 Anderson, S. C. 

Calhoun, John Chiles B. S. 2 Greenwood, S. C. 

Carroll, Raymond Trice A. B Jackson, Tenn. 

Chambliss, Leopold Alexander A. B Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Childs, Edward Powell, Jr B. S. 2 Asheville, N. C. 

Clark, James Woodrow A. B Greensboro, N. C. 

Conoly, John Gilbert B. S. 1 Red Springs, N. C. 

Cousar, Robert Wilbur A. B Bishopville, S. C. 

Crouch, George Sanford B. S. 2 Cartersville, Ga. 

Cumming, William Cooper A. B Wilmington, N. C. 

Damn, John Baker B. S. 2 Marianna, Fla. 

Davis, Samuel Mosely B. S. 1 Mount Olive, N. C. 

Dishongh, Howard Allen B. S. 2 Monticello, Ark. 

Douglas, William Lovett A. B Dunedin, Fla. 

Elliott, Harry Bartley B. S. 1 Davidson, N. C. 

Fairly, Angus Clifton B. S. I Laurinburg, N. C. 

Finley, Allen Gordon B. S. 2 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Fountain, William Maynard A. B Greenwood, Miss. 

Fowle, James Luther A. B Washington, N. C. 

Fowlkes, Floyd Edward A. B Petersburg, Va. 

Students in Attendance 129 

Fraser, Harry Boulineau A. B Hinesville, Ga. 

Frierson, William Crosland A. B Heardmont, Ga. 

Garth, Cornelius Voorheis A. B Hickory, N. C. 

Grey, Hugh Morton A. B Davidson, N. C. 

Hawkins, Thomas William, Jr A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

Hengeveld, Frederick B. S. 2 Waycross, Ga. 

Hodgins, Charles McLean B. S. 2 Red Springs, N. C. 

Humphrey, William Guy .A. B Greenwood, Miss. 

Jones, Robert Cannon, Jr B. S. 1 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Kennedy, Marion Stoddert B. S. 2 Pulaski, Tenn. 

King, George Millard ...B. S. 2 Bristol, Tenn. 

Knox, William Bonner A. B Hickory, N. C. 

Lawson, William David B. S. 2 Yazoo City, Miss. 

Linfield, Edwin Harper B. S. 2 Biloxi, Miss. 

Mebane, William Nelson, Jr B. S. 2 Dublin, Va. 

Meek, James Holmes B. S. 2 Little Rock, Ark. 

Misenheimer, Thomas Melchor B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Mitchell, Charles Edward B. S.2 Asheville, N. C. 

Monroe, Charles Ferguson A. B Chadbourn, N. C. 

Morton, George Daniel B. S. 1 Oxford, N. C, 

Morton, Tazewell Norvell A. B Oxford, N. C. 

Mountcastle, Charles Andrew B. S. 2 Lexington, N. C. 

McCloy, Shelby Thomas A. B Monticello, Ark. 

McKee, Robert Bingham A. B Asheville, N. C. 

McKeithen, James Edward A. B Aberdeen, N. C. 

McNair, Malcolm Prothro B. S. 2 Aiken, S. C. 

McNeill, Archibald Stuart B. S. 1 Orange, Texas 

Orgain, Deane Mortimer A. B Drake's Branch, Va. 

Orr. James Harvey B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Overton, William Swepston A. B Salisbury, N. C. 

Patterson, Leslie Hamner A. B Bedford City, Va. 

Pharr, John Boyd B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Pless, James William, Jr B. S. 1 Marion, N. C. 

Richardson, Robert Payne, Jr A. B Reidsville, N. C. 

Saunders, Alexander Pierce B. S. 1 Fredericksburg, Va. 

Shaw, Harry Faison B. S. 2 Wilmington, N. C. 

Sprunt, Alexander, Jr B. S. 2 Charleston, S. C. 

Sprunt, James Dalziel B. S. 2 Wilmington, N. C. 

Stone, Robert Hamlin A. B Stoneville, N. C. 

Thames, John Allan A. B Wilmington, N. C. 

Therrell, David Holt B. S. 1 Woodville, Miss. 

Thies, Oscar Julius B. S. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Thomas, Lavens Mathewson, Jr A. B Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Toney, Frank Eugene B. S. 2 Columbia, S. C. 

Webber, George Frederick A. B Morganton, N. C. 

Wood, Albert Carmichael B. S. 2 Asheville, N. C. 

Woods, James Baker, Jr A. B Tsing-Kiang-Pu, China 

Woods, John Russell A. B Tsing-Kiang-Pu, China 

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freshman class 

CLASS OF 1919 

Abernethy, James Alonzo, Jr B. S. 2 Lincolnton, N. C. 

Alexander, Robert Dunn A. B Davidson, N. C. 

Alexander, Thomas Robert B. S. 1 Matthews, N. C. 

Andrews, William Parker A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

Berryhill, William Carey A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

Boswell, John Reid A. B Penfield, Ga. 

Boswell, William Johnson B. S. 1 Greensboro, Ga. 

Brand, Louie Christian A. B Staunton, Va. 

Brown, James Stubbs B. S. 2 Decatur, Ga. 

Burns, Edward Betts B. S. 1 Richburg, S. C. 

Carter, Robert Cecil B. S. 1 Mount Airy, N. C. 

Carwile, Preston Banks A. B Rustburg, Va. 

Clark, William Clayton A. B Rosindale, N. C. 

Clarke, Rufus Rivers B. S. 1 Estill, S. C. 

Corbett, George A. B Greenville, S. C. 

Crosland, John A. B Rockingham, N. C. 

Crouch. William Butler B. S. 2 Cartersville, Ga. 

Culbreth, Henry Bascom A. B Parkton, N. C. 

Cullum, Welcome Hastings B. S. 2 Aiken, S. C. 

Cunningham, Robert Brown, Jr B. S. 2 Decatur, Ga. 

Currie, Jonathan Elliot B. S. 2 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Currie, William Murphy A. B ..Carthage, N. C. 

Davenport, Harvey Wesley B. S. 2 Mount Holly, N. C. 

Dean, Raymond Albert ...B. S. 2 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Deaton, Fred Lee A. B Huntersville, N. C. 

DeLaney, Luke Squires B. S. 2 Matthews, N. C. 

Dendy, Henry Benson A. B Hartwell, Ga. 

Dunlap, William Thomas, Jr A. B Charlotte, N, C. 

Dunn, Rufus Eugene B. S. 1 Vineland, N. C. 

Epps, David Samuel B. S. 2 Kingstree, N. C. 

Faires, Earle Whiteside B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Fleming, John Kerr A. B Barber's, N. C. 

Foreman, Charles Waldo B. S. 2 Montreat, N. C. 

Foster, James Kennedy A. B Davidson, N. C. 

Fountain, Nathan Whitehead B. S. 2 Greenwood, Miss. 

Gibson, Mack Wilson A. B Statesville, N. C. 

Gilbert, Samuel Millard B. S. 2 Dalton, Ga. 

Good, Lewis Porter A. B York, S. C. 

Graham, Dougald McFadyen A. B Fayetteville, N. C. 

Hall, Frank Price B. S. 1 Belmont, N. C. 

Hall, Robert Davidson B. S. 1 Belmont, N. C. 

Hall. William Alfred, Jr A. B Suffolk, Va. 

Hambright, Frank Bernard B. S. 2 Grover, N. C. 

Harris, Robert Otis, Jr B. S. 2 Mobile, Ala. 

Hart, Oliver Philip A. B Mooresville, N. C. 

Harwood, Wallace Baker B. S. 2 .Fentress, Texas 

Students in Attendance 131 

Hipp, David Elliott B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Hollandsworth, Charles Jarman....A. B Callaway, Va. 

Hollingsworth, James William B. S.2 Mount Airy, N. C. 

Hollingsworth, Joseph B. S. 1 Mount Airy, N. C. 

Horner, Robert Russell A. B Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Howell, Clewell B. S. 2 Wilmington, N. C. 

Huneycutt, Quincy Newton A. B Locust, N. C. 

Huneycutt, William Jerome A. B Locust, N. C. 

Inman, Audrey McGowan B. S. 1 York, S. C. 

Johnson, William Thomas, Jr B. S. 2 Hartwell, Ga. 

Johnston, Lindsay Morris B. S. 2 Pineville, N. C. 

Johnston, William Gladstone B. S. i~ Davidson, N. C. 

Jones, Robert Rives B. S. 2 Walnut Cove, N. C. 

Jones, William McConnell B. S. 1 York, S. C. 

Ketchie, Arthur Augustus B. S. 2 China Grove, N. C. 

King, George Watts B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Kornegay, Robert, Jr B. S. 1 Mount Olive, N. C. 

Lawrence, William Henry A. B Anderson, S. C. 

Lott, Stokes B. S. 2 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Love, James Jay B. S. 2 Quincy, Fla. 

Matthews, Carl Jackson A. B Clover, S. C. 

Menzies, Henry Harding B. S. 1 Hickory, N. C. 

Miller, Joseph Henry, Jr B. S. 2 Rock Hill, S. C. 

Miller, Rufus Clyde B. S.2 SherruTs Ford, N. C. 

Moore, Edgar Blackburn B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Morris, John Watson B. S. 2 Matthews, N. C. 

Mountcastle, Kenneth Franklin....B. S. 2 Lexington, N. C. 

McAlister, John Worth B. S. 2 Greensboro, N. C. 

McAskill, Leon Clark A. B Jackson Springs, N. C. 

McClure, Robert Edwin A. B Wilmington, N. C. 

McDowell, Emmette Samuel, Jr. A. B Griffin, Ga. 

McDuffie, Kenneth B. S. 2 Mullins, S. C. 

Mcllwaine, William Andrew B. S. 2 Sumter, S. C. 

McKeithen, Leighton Black A. B Cameron, N. C. 

McRae, Marion B. S. 2 Wilmington, N. C. 

Neel, Wilton Cook A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

Nichols, Lee Burrus A. B Sparta, N. C. 

Nimocks, David Ray B. S. 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Norcum, Ralph Albert B. S. 2 Columbia, S. C. 

Patrick, Bailey A. B Hickory, N. C. 

Perritt, Vance F B. S. 2 Mullins, S. C. 

Perry, John Hampton Cropp B. S. 2 Charleston, S. C. 

Peters, Robert Brookes B. S. 2 Tarboro, N. C 

Pharr, Neal Yates A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

Poole, David Reid A. B Mount Ulla, N. C. 

Potts, Albert Sherman A. B Little Rock, Ark. 

Price, William McKinley A. B Stoneville, N. C. 

Query, Stafford Morrison A. B Concord, N. C. 

132 Davidson College 

Reed, Robert Gordon B. S. 2 Columbia, S. C. 

Robertson, Thomas Henderson....A. B Christiansburg, Va. 

Robinson, Roy Wallace A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

Robinson, Samuel Willis B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Robson, Charles Baskerville A. B Davidson, N. C. 

Robson, George McCrea A. B Davidson, N. C. 

Siske, Manley Arphew B. S. 1 Troy, N. C. 

Smith, Alexander Rankin B. S. 1 Easley, S. C. 

Smith, William Murray B. S. 2 Williston, S. C. 

Smoak, Claudius Melvin B. S. 2 Bamberg, S. C. 

Solomons, Edward Alva B. S. 1 Sumter, S. C. 

Spencer, James Williamson B. S. 2 Martinsville, Va. 

Sternberger, George Thomas B. S. 2 Wilmington, N. C. 

Stone, Thomas Clarence B. S. 1 Stoneville, N. C. 

Summerville, Harry Washington..A. B Paw Creek, N. C. 

Sutton, Parham George B. S. 2 Calypso, N. C. 

Sweet, James Monroe A. B Cornelius, N. C. 

Tompkins, Daniel Augustus B. S. 2 Edgefield, S. C. 

Townsend, John Henry, Jr B. S.2 Anderson, S. C. 

Turner, Earle Alexander A. B Winnsboro, N. C. 

Watts, John Dillard B. S. 2 Reidsville, N. C. 

Wearn, John MacDonald B. S. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

White, John Floyd B. S. 2 Chester, S. C. 

Williamson, Harry De Los B. S. 1 Gallatin, Tenn. 

Wilson, Charles Hooper B. S. 2 Sumter, S. C. 

Wilson, Leonard Livingstone A. B Mount Olive, N. C. 

Woods, Edgar Archibald A. B Tsing-Kiang-Pu, China 

Woods, Robert Underwood A. B Hwaianfu, China 

Worth, Charles William A. B Kiangyin, China 

Worth, William Chadbourn B. S. 2 Kiangyin, China 

Wright, Elijah Benjamin A. B Rome, Ga. 

Wylie, William De Kalb B. S. 1 Richburg, S. C. 


Alford, Ernest Leslie 4 Chipley, Fla. 

Allen, Charles Frederick 1 Atlanta, Ga. 

Armistead, Nathaniel Le Master....2 Corinth, Miss. 

Baker, Francis Hayne 3 Savannah, Ga. 

Barentine, Boyd Graham 2 Society Hill, S. C. 

Boney, Norwood Bruce 3 Wallace, N. C. 

Brown, Benjamin McClure 4 Cornelius, N. C. 

Burnes, Alwin Caruthers 1 Sumter, S. C. 

Carroll, John Murchison 1 Jackson, Tenn. 

Students in Attendance 133 

Coachman, Kendrick Powell 1 Asheville, N. C. 

Cooper, George Long 3 Graham, N. C. 

Cranford, Reid Davis 1 Davidson, N. C. 

Crowell, James Lee 1 Concord, N. C. 

Del Rio, Francesco 1 Placetas, Cuba 

Dougherty, Louis Bissell 1 Liberty, Mo. 

Fowle, Samuel Richerson 2 Washington, N. C. 

George, John Foy 1 Fort Worth, Texas 

Good, James Frederick 4 Greenville, S. C. 

Gray, Joseph Henry, Jr 1 , Franklin, Va. 

Harrington, Charles 1 Mullins, S. C. 

Huffstetler, Joseph Foster 1 Gastonia, N. C. 

Hunter, Coyte 1 , Charlotte, N. C. 

Hunter, Sterling Ludlow 2 Atlanta, Ga. 

Ives, George Allen 2 Newbern, N. C. 

Knight, Joseph Irwin r Carthage, N. C. 

Lane, Davis Woodson 3 Palatka, Fla. 

Llewellyn, Carl Powell 1 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Mallard, John Bethea 2 Lincolnton, N. C. 

Marsh, Charles Glover 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Minter, Hugh Roderick 4 Davidson, N. C. 

Monteith, Charles Edgar 1 Huntersville, N. C. 

Morgan, William Mangum 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

McArthur, Charles Alexander 1 St. Paul's, N. C. 

McBride, John Lytle 2 Glade Valley, N. C. 

McCloy, Dixon Esdale 2 Monticello, Ark. 

McGill, James Dickey 1 Kings Mountain, N. C. 

McMillan, Garnett Sherman 1 Clarkesville, Ga. 

McMillan, Zebulon Vance 3 Red Springs, N. C. 

Neisler, Charles Eugene, Jr 4 Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Neisler, Paul Mauney 1 Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Newton, James Gordon 2 Poplarville, Miss. 

Pharr, John Robinson 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Pickens, John Read 1 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Rodriguez, Florencia Evaristo 1 Fomento, Cuba 

Rourk, William Carleton 4 Wilmington, N. C. 

Rowland, George Harris 1 Sumter, S. C. 

Schwrar, Cleland Kent 2 Rock Hill, S. C. 

Shane, Robert Wicks 3 Columbia, S. C. 

Shaw, John Alexander 2 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Shaw, William Flinn, Jr 1 Sumter, S. C. 

Smith, John Duncan 3 Red Springs, N. C. 

Tompkins, Arthur Smyly, Jr 3 Edgefield, S. C. 

134 Davidson College 

Walker, Cosmo L,owry 3 Columbia, S. C. 

Walker, Robert Bratton 2 Columbia, S. C. 

Williams, Joseph Thomas 4 Stuart, Va. 

Worth, David Gaston 2 Davidson, N. C. 

Younger, William L,ee 1 Lynchburg, Va. 


Post Graduates „ 3 

Seniors 46 

Juniors 47 

Sophomores 78 

Freshmen 126 

Eclectics 57 


M.A 3 

A. B 124 

B. S. 1 63 

B. S. 2 no 


North Carolina 192 

South Carolina 64 

Georgia 27 

Virginia IS 

Mississippi 13 

Tennessee 13 

Arkansas 7 

Florida 7 

Texas 4 

Alabama 1 

Missouri 1 

Oklahoma 1 


China 9 

Cuba 2 

Persia 1 




Absence from College, Regu- 
lations regarding 74 

Admission, Requirements for 17 

by Certificate 17 

by Examinations 26 

for Graduate Work 66 

to Advanced Standing 27 

Aid for Students 104 

Alumni Associations 117 

Applied Mathematics 55 

Assignment of Rooms 75 

Astronomical Equipment 83 

Astronomy, Courses in 29 

Athletic Association 90 

Athletic Day 93 

Athletic Fields 86 

Athletic Regulations 91 

Attendance, Regulations re- 
garding 67 

Biblical Instruction, Courses 

in 29 

Biological Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 83 

Biology, Courses in 32 

Board of Trustees 8 

Board, Prices of 101 

Book Agency 116 

Botany, Cours; in t>?> 

Buildings 80 

Calendar 4 

Chapel, Regulations regarding 

Attendance upon 68 

Chemical Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 83 

Chemistry, Courses in 34 

Christian Association 89 

Church, Regulations regarding 

Attendance upon 68 


Class Enrollment 75 

Commencement, Date of 4 

Committees, Trustees 8 

Faculty 14 

Courses of Instruction 29 

Degrees : 

Conferred in 1915 121 

Requirements for 63 

Dormitories 85 

Economics, Courses in 61 

Education, Courses in 38 

Electives, List of 65 

Electives, Rules governing 64 

Elements of Law, Courses in.. 53 

English, Courses in 39 

Enrollment of Classes 126 

Equipment 79 

Examinations, Regulations re- 
garding 69 

Expenses 99 

Faculty 11 

Committees 14 

Fees, College 99 

Laboratory 100 

Fraternities 94 

French, Courses in 41 

General Information 112 

Geology, Courses in 44 

Equipment in 84 

German, Courses in 44 

Graduate Students 124 

Greek, Courses in 46 

Gymnasium 57 

Heating Plant 87 

Historical Sketch 5 

History, Courses in 50 

Honor Roll 72, 124 

Hospital 88, 115 


Davidson College 


Instruction, Courses of 29 

Laboratories 83 

Latin, Courses in 52 

Law, Elements of, Courses in 53 

Lectures 95 

Library 80 

Lighting System 87 

Literary Societies 89 

Loan Funds 104 

Location 112 

Master's Degree 66 

Mathematics, Courses in 54 

Matriculation 27 

Medals 97 

Medical Attendance 115 

Museum 84 

Officers and Trustees 8 

Oratorical Requirements 65 

Orchestra and Glee Club 93 

Organizations, College 89 

Otts Lectureship 95 

Philosophy, Courses in 56 

Physical Culture 57 

Physical Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 85 

Physics, Courses in 58 

Political Science, Course in.... 61 

President of the College 11 

Prizes and Medals 97 

Psychology, Courses in 56 

Publications 96 

Public Speaking, Courses in 60 

Railroad Facilities 112 

Recitations, Regulations re- 
garding Attendance upon 68 

Registration 2y 

Regulations, General 67 

Religious Organizations 89 


Requirements : 

for Admission 17 

for Degrees 63 

Roll of Honor, 1914-15 124 

Rooms, Assignment of 75 

Prices of 99 

Scholarship, Regulations in 

regard to 72 

Scholarships 103 

List of 105 

Scientific Equipment 83 

Self-Government, Student .... 114 

Social Science, Courses in 61 

Societies and Organizations.... 89 

Spanish 62 


Regulations regarding 72 

Reports of 72 

Students in Attendance 126 

Distribution 134 

Eclectics ,.... 132 

Freshmen 130 

Graduate Students 126 

Juniors 127 

Seniors 126 

Sophomores -. 128 

Summary of 134 

Treasurer 8 

Trustees and Officers 8 

Tuition 99 

Water Supply 87 

Word with High School 
Teachers 119 

Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation 89 

Zoology, Courses in 33